Lynx sign second-round pick Graves, waive Liston

Forward Bashaara Graves was drafted 22nd overall by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2016 WNBA Draft.

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The Minnesota Lynx have signed second-round pick Bashaara Graves, the 22nd overall pick in last week’s WNBA Draft.

The former Tennessee forward was the 22nd overall pick after averaging 10.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game for the Lady Vols last season, while picking up eight double-doubles.

Meanwhile, the Lynx cut ties with a former first-round pick, waiving forward Tricia Liston.

Originally selected by the Lynx 12th overall in 2014, Liston averaged just 3.4 points and 1.0 rebounds per game last season.