The Minnesota Lynx have formally announced that the franchise has acquired guard Danielle Robinson and a 2019 second-round draft pick from the Phoenix Mercury in exchange for a 2018 first-round draft pick — which will be selection No. 12.
“We are excited to welcome Danielle Robinson to the Minnesota Lynx family,” Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve said in the release. “Her ability to push the pace, collapse opposing defenses, and create quality opportunities for her teammates, makes her one of the most unique players in our league. Her combination of exceptional quickness and great instincts also makes her disruptive on the defensive end. Most importantly, Danielle has earned the reputation of being a tremendous teammate and exceptional member of any community she has served.
The 28-year-old had a three-year stretch in which she was named an All-Star, which spanned from 2013 to 2015. From 2012 to 2014, she flashed her prowess on the defensive side of the floor en route to being named to the WNBA All-Defensive Team. As a rookie in 2011, she was named to the league’s All-Rookie team.
Robinson was originally drafted by the San Antonio Stars with pick No. 6.
She’s off a 2017 season with the Mercury in which she averaged 6.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals, which topped the Phoenix roster. Appearing in 32 games, Robinson notably poured in a season-high 17 points back on August 10. Robinson has appeared in 187 career games split between the Stars and Mercury, averaging 9.7 points and 4.7 assists per contest. She has also participated in 12 postseason games during her WNBA career.