Dantas with the Lynx in 2019
|No. 12 – Minnesota Lynx|
|Born||November 17, 1992|
Ferraz de Vasconcelos, Brazil
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||201 lb (91 kg)|
|WNBA draft||2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall|
|Selected by the Minnesota Lynx|
|2011–2012||Real Celta Vigo|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
Together with the junior Brazilian team, she won the bronze medal at the Under-19 World Championship in 2011, Chile, and was named Most Valuable Player at that tournament. That same year, Dantas was also champion of the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship for Women with the senior national team, and won a bronze medal at the 2011 Pan American Games.
Dantas played for Ourinhos in 2012, Maranhão in 2013, and has been in Americana since 2013.
Minnesota Lynx (2014-2015)
She was signed by the Lynx on April 2, 2014. Dantas made her WNBA debut on May 16, 2014, gathering 12 rebounds in a win against Washington. Dantas became the second rookie in league history to debut with 10 rebounds and 5 assists. With Rebekkah Brunson being sidelined with tendinitis, Dantas became the starter, and soon led the WNBA rookies in rebounds. On August 9, 2015, she made 18 points.
Atlanta Dream (2015 & 2017)
On July 27, 2015 Dantas was traded to the Atlanta Dream as part of the three-team deal. She was suspended for the 2016 WNBA season after she failed to report to training camp, instead using the time to train with the Brazilian National team for the 2016 Summer Olympics that the country would host in Rio de Janeiro. Atlanta retained Dantas's rights and they expected her to play with the team during the 2017 season.
Minnesota Lynx (2019-Present)
On February 8, 2019 Dantas signed with the Minnesota Lynx as a free agent.  Dantas missed several games in 2019 due to a calf injury.  In 2019, Dantas started all 26 games she played in and recorded career-highs in minutes, points, and assists per game. She continued to expand her game and make herself valuable for the Lynx as she improved her outside shooting to open up the inside play for Sylvia Fowles. 
Dantas showed up in 2020 for the Lynx as they played in the WNBA Bubble. Over the 22-game campaign, Dantas shot 44.3% from three-point on just over four attempts beyond the arc per game, cementing her spot as one of the WNBA’s elite-shooting bigs. She finished the season with averages of 12.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game. Dantas and the Lynx agreed to a multi-year extension in September of 2020 after she completed one of her best years in the WNBA. Coach Cheryl Reeve stated that, “Damiris has been such an important part of the Lynx culture since she first became a member of our organization in 2014...She has made great strides as a player over the last couple of years and remains an important element in our path forward.” 
WNBA Career Statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game||RPG||Rebounds per game|
|APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game||BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game|
|TO||Turnovers per game||FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|Bold||Career high||°||League leader|
|Career||3 years, 1 team||8||5||23.8||.500||.485||.857||4.8||1.6||1.0||0.0||2.0||11.8|
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- ^ Q&A With Janeth Arcain | Part I
- ^ LBF Profile
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- ^ Questions? Dantas Has Answers
- ^ "Damaris Dantas stats" . WNBA.com. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
- ^ Dream Finalize Three–Team Trade with Minnesota and Chicago
- ^ "Atlanta Dream Waives Four to Finalize Roster - Atlanta Dream" . Atlanta Dream. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
- ^ "Lynx sign forward Damiris Dantas" . Fox Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
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- ^ "Lynx sign forward Damiris Dantas to multiyear extension" . Fox Sports. 10 September 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
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