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The Minnesota Lynx roster churn continued Friday, with some recently released players returning.

The Lynx signed guards Moriah Jefferson and Evina Westbrook as well as inking Nikolina Milic, center Hannah Sjerven and guard Yvonne Turner to hardship contracts.

Jefferson was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft by San Antonio. She’s played in 110 games with the Stars, Las Vegas and Dallas.

Her best year was a rookie when she averaged 13.9 points, 4.2 assists and 1.6 steals for San Antonio. Last year with the Wings, Jefferson played in 29 games (28 starts) and averaged 5.4 points, 2.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds. She appeared in one game for the Wings this season, playing four minutes, before being waived May 9.

Westbook was selected with the No. 21 overall selection this year by the Storm. She played two years at Tennessee and two at UConn, averaging 9.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.4 steals as a senior with the Huskies.

Milic and Turner were both released Thursday by the Lynx from their hardship contracts. Sjerven was taken with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2022 draft by Minnesota out of South Dakota. She played in a pair of preseason games for the Lynx, totaling 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Minnesota is back on the court Saturday at home against the Chicago Sky. The game can be seen on Bally Sports North Extra at 7 p.m.

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