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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx have signed six-time All-Star center Taj McWilliams-Franklin.

The team announced the move Friday. McWilliams-Franklin is a 12-year veteran who’s second on the WNBA’s career rebounding list, averaging 7.1 rebounds and 11.9 points per game.

The Lynx will be McWilliams-Franklin’s sixth WNBA team. She averaged 10.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last season while helping lead the New York Liberty to the Eastern Conference finals.

McWilliams-Franklin played three seasons with Lynx star Lindsay Whalen for the Connecticut Sun, reaching the WNBA finals twice. She also won a championship in 2008 with the Detroit Shock.

The Lynx also have the No. 1 and No. 4 picks in this year’s draft.

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