The WNBA team based in Minneapolis had had bigger goals in mind last Monday when Fowles inked a deal with them.
According to Lynx executive vice president Roger Griffith, with Fowles being one of the elite centers in the WNBA, she will be a key addition to their championship caliber roster.
With regards to her stats, the two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year has averaged 17.1 points and 10.5 rebounds over her last five seasons, but was down to 13.4 and 10.2 in 2014 due to some injuries.
The 29-year-old Fowles, who was drafted by Chicago as a second overall pick in the WNBA draft back in 2008, has played 177 of her 186 WNBA game -all of which are for Chicago. She had career averages of 15.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.1 steals.
The three-time WNBA All-Star is expected to help Lynx ace stars Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen, Seimone Augustus and Asjha Jones and All-Star Rebekkah Brunson.
Minnesota hopes to recover after its four-game winning streak ended in last Wednesday’s 78-77 home loss to Sun.
Aside from the newly-acquired Chicago center, the Lynx has also inked a seven-day contract with forward Shae Kelley, who had played her senior season with Minnesota.