MINNEAPOLIS -- As a way to replenish their backcourt depth, the Lynx on Monday, April 22 acquired veteran guard Odyssey Sims from the Los Angeles Sparks in exchange for up-and-coming guard Alexis Jones.

“We have gotten to know Odyssey Sims up close and personal from a competitive standpoint in our rivalry with the LA Sparks over the last few seasons,” head coach Cheryl Reeve said in a release. “Odyssey brings us physical toughness and the ability to score at the guard spots. We look forward to her time as a Minnesota Lynx.”

Sims, 27, spent the past two seasons with the Sparks, and went toe-to-toe with retired guard Lindsay Whalen during the 2017 WNBA Finals. She began her career with the Tulsa Shock (now the Dallas Wings) after being selected with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2014 WNBA Draft.

In 156 career games (118 starts), Sims holds career averages of 12.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists. She has appeared in 12 postseason games, averaging 14.7 points and 3.5 assists in 31.2 minutes per game.

Prior to the WNBA, Sims was a two-time All-American with Baylor. She helped the Bears win the NCAA championship in 2012 and finished her career ranked first in school history in three-pointers made (258), second in assists (641), second in steals (331) and third in total points (2,533).

As for Jones, the Lynx selected her with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft. She appeared in 55 games in two seasons with the Lynx, averaging 2.9 points, while shooting 34.2% from three-point range.