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Damiris Dantas



Damiris Dantas do Amaral (born November 17, 1992) is a Brazilian female basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).[1]

Damiris Dantas
Damiris Dantas (cropped).jpg
Dantas with the Lynx in 2019
No. 12 – Minnesota Lynx
PositionCenter
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
BornNovember 17, 1992 (age 28)
Ferraz de Vasconcelos, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
WNBA draft2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Lynx
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2010-2011COC/Jundiaí
2011–2012Real Celta Vigo
2012Ourinhos
2013Maranhao
2013–presentAmericana
20142015Minnesota Lynx
2015;
2017
Atlanta Dream
2019–presentMinnesota Lynx
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.[2] That same year, Dantas was also champion of the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship for Women with the senior national team,[3] and won a bronze medal at the 2011 Pan American Games.[4]

Dantas began to play basketball at Janeth Arcain's basketball institute at the age of 13. Within four years, she had become a professional.[5]

Dantas played for Ourinhos in 2012, Maranhão in 2013, and has been in Americana since 2013.[6]

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WNBA

Minnesota Lynx (2014-2015)

Dantas was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx in the First Round of the 2012 WNBA Draft - 12th Overall. Dantas was not expected to play in the WNBA until after the 2012 Olympic Games.[7]

She was signed by the Lynx on April 2, 2014.[8] Dantas made her WNBA debut on May 16, 2014, gathering 12 rebounds in a win against Washington.[9] 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.[10] On August 9, 2015, she made 18 points.[11]

Atlanta Dream (2015 & 2017)

On July 27, 2015 Dantas was traded to the Atlanta Dream as part of the three-team deal.[12] 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.[13] 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. [14] Dantas missed several games in 2019 due to a calf injury. [15] 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. [16]

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.[17] 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.” [18]


WNBA Career Statistics

Legend
  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

Regular Season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2014 Minnesota 30 23 21.8 .511 1.000 .760 5.1 1.2 0.5 0.3 0.8 6.0
2015 Minnesota 16 4 16.7 .581 .667 .789 3.3 1.2 0.2 0.3 1.1 5.6
2015 Atlanta 16 16 24.8 .383 .333 .973 5.4 0.7 0.9 0.6 1.1 8.3
2017 Atlanta 34 2 18.0 .392 .265 .767 3.6 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.8 7.7
2018 Atlanta 19 0 13.4 .433 .238 .722 2.4 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.5 5.4
2019 Minnesota 26 26 25.6 .432 .393 .731 4.5 3.2 0.7 0.5 1.7 9.2
2020 Minnesota 22 22 26.6 .464 .433 .727 6.1 2.6 1.1 0.2 1.8 12.9

Postseason

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2014 Minnesota 3 0 8.4 .500 .000 0.000 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7
2019 Minnesota 1 1 28.0 .615 .333 1.000 6.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 5.0 20.0
2020 Minnesota 4 4 34.3 .471 .519 .833 7.5 2.8 1.5 0.0 2.5 18.0
Career 3 years, 1 team 8 5 23.8 .500 .485 .857 4.8 1.6 1.0 0.0 2.0 11.8

References

  1. ^ Confederação Brasileira de Basketball – player profile. Archived 2010-09-25 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 24 October 2011
  2. ^ FIBA U19W – Dantas named MVP, Headlines All-Tournament Team. Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 24 October 2011
  3. ^ ¡Brasil Campeón FIBA Américas 2011 femenino! [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Basketball: Women's Bronze Medal Match 17" . Guadalajara2011.org.mx. Archived from the original on 2014-08-19.
  5. ^ Q&A With Janeth Arcain | Part I
  6. ^ LBF Profile
  7. ^ "2012 WNBA Draft First Round" . Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
  8. ^ Minnesota Lynx sign Brazilian center Damaris Dantas
  9. ^ "Lynx at Mystics, May 16, 2014" . Archived from the original on May 17, 2014. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
  10. ^ Questions? Dantas Has Answers
  11. ^ "Damaris Dantas stats" . WNBA.com. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  12. ^ Dream Finalize Three–Team Trade with Minnesota and Chicago
  13. ^ "Atlanta Dream Waives Four to Finalize Roster - Atlanta Dream" . Atlanta Dream. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  14. ^ "Lynx sign forward Damiris Dantas" . Fox Sports. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  15. ^ "Damiris Dantas Injury Update" . lynx.wnba.com. WNBA. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  16. ^ Davidson, Katie. "Dantas, Lynx solidify future together" . thenext.substack.com. The Next. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  17. ^ "Roster Review | Damiris Dantas" . lynx.wnba.com. WNBA. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  18. ^ "Lynx sign forward Damiris Dantas to multiyear extension" . Fox Sports. 10 September 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2021.

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