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MINNEAPOLIS — Despite their hoops-driven fame, Monica Wright and Kevin Durant have done an efficacious job keeping their romantic involvement clandestine.Don’t expect the professional basketball players’ engagement to be any different.
Tuesday at the Minnesota Lynx’s shootaround, the guard/forward reiterated her and Durant’s stance. So was a dating relationship between players who always publicly referred to each other simply as friends. When the two became more than just pals is unclear, though Durant attended a Lynx exhibition in May and was also at their game last week at Los Angeles.
Usually coach Cheryl Reeve’s first option off the bench, Wright is expected to start in place of injured wing Seimone Augustus on Tuesday night against the Atlanta Dream.
The matchup pits the WNBA’s top two teams and will give Wright a chance to showcase her versatility in front of a national television audience.
After playing for seven NBA teams in six seasons — including a 15-game stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2008-09 — he signed with a French professional team before last season. The NCAA tournament MVP in 20 with back-to-back national champion Tennessee, Parker is now in her sixth year as a pro.
Her 2.67 blocks per game are good for second in the WNBA behind Phoenix rookie Brittney Griner, and her 9.1 rebounds per contest rank fourth in the league.
The four-time NBA scoring champion’s name’s certainly more prominent than that of his fiancée, but Wright’s been generating some on-court buzz of her own lately.