Danielle Robinson returns from Turkey to new-look Indiana Fever

INDIANAPOLIS — Danielle Robinson remembers being the wide-eyed rookie who wanted to prove she belonged in the WNBA. Now, the 11-year veteran will play alongside five rookies with the Indiana Fever.

“It’s crazy when people talk to me because they’re like, ‘Oh, you’re a super vet!” Robinson said Thursday, laughing. “I really take the role seriously. I love leading. I love bringing my energy, my knowledge of the game to really help grow the game. When I’m done, these players are gonna be around for years to come, so just to be able to lead them in this way with my energy, my example, I’m excited about that.”

Indiana Fever's Danielle Robinson celebrates after the Fever defeated the Connecticut Sun in a WNBA basketball game, Saturday, July 3, 2021, in Indianapolis.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Robinson missed the first three games of the season while competing in Turkey but returned stateside earlier this week. She celebrated her 33rd birthday Tuesday by watching the revamped Fever (1-2) defeat the Minnesota Lynx for their first win of the season. She became an active member of the roster Wednesday.

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