Lynx add Fowles in multi-team deal

Published 9:12 am Monday, July 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The Chicago Sky have traded center Sylvia Fowles to the Minnesota Lynx as part of a three-team deal.

The Sky on Monday acquired Erika De Souza from Atlanta and also give the Lynx their second-round pick in next year’s draft. The Dream get Damiris Dantas, Reshanda Gray and Minnesota’s first-round pick next season.

Fowles sat out the first half of the year after requesting a trade from Chicago in the offseason. Without their 6-foot-5 star, the Sky (11-6) are second in the Eastern Conference.

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Minnesota (12-4) leads the West but has been hit by injuries the last week. Seimone Augustus is out most likely until mid-August with a knee injury. Lindsay Whalen hurt her eye, ending her streak of 106 straight starts. Both players missed the All-Star Game on Saturday.