Phoenix Mercury 2019 thread

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  1. Yuma

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    Brittney has been suspended for three games. And Diana for one. I wonder how they will administer that. I don't
    believe DT is on the DL again, just not playing. But I could be wrong.
     
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    The shocker for me is not the brawl but learning Brittney Griner is only making about $115,000 a season with the Mercury.

    I know she plays in Russia as well but how can an WNBA star make such a small salary?

    I had no idea women players were so underpaid.


    https://www.azcentral.com/story/spo...wl-could-impact-her-future-league/1990765001/
     
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    It is Wed. the 14th, the first of three games of Griner's suspension.
    Not too many Mercury games televised on my Cox Contour TV (2nd
    from the top) package.

    The Mercury severely understaffed. At one point, the Connecticut
    Sun led by 20. But the Mercury fought back and got it down to 3
    midway through the 4th quarter and lost by 7.

    The Mercury have heart. 'Proud of them!
     
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    It's a shame. Just like the women's soccer team, which is by far a more watchable soccer team than the men. Sponsors in Phoenix need to get behind the Mercury and help make up salary with promotions. Lots of old time NFL guys have stories of making it back when salaries were low, with businesses giving them off season jobs, commercials, etc., so they could make a livable salary.
     
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    Many play overseas during the WNBA off-season and get paid multi times more
    than what they get paid in the States.

    After the suspension, Brittney Griner announced that she is considering retiring
    from the WNBA and playing strictly overseas.

    A couple of seasons ago, Taurasi's Russian team paid her relatively big bucks
    to sit out an entire Mercury season.

    They play in the WNBA only out of loyalty to our country.
     
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    It's Sunday Aug. 25th and Fox Sports joins the Mercury game in progress
    after the D-backs post-game show.

    The Merc come on to lead by 5 at the end of the 1st quarter. Brittney is
    back and scoring. And Diana is back for her second game of the season.

    Diana had five free throws in her one game earlier in the season. And now
    she scores her first bucket.

    Two Chicago players with eight rebounds in the first quarter. And many
    offensive boards. The Mercury is deficient in rebounding with Griner's
    lack of success. Bonner can't carry the rebounding from Small Forward.

    And Chicago is keeping Griner from scoring so far half way through the
    2nd quarter. But she winds up with 20 for the half. I hope she doesn't
    shut down in the 2nd half.

    At halftime, the Mercury lead by 8. Diana has over ten and is looking
    good in, hopefully, her permanent return.
     
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    Nice to see DT back on the court. Good game so far

    Forgot to post after last game vs the Aces but the rookie Turner played tremendous D on Aja Wilson and had bunch of blocks. I’ve been really impressed with her D.
     
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    Chicago wins the 3rd quarter 28-15 to take a 5 point lead after 3 quarters.

    Our only dependable scorers are the big three -- Brittney, DeWanna and
    Diana working her way back. Lelani's scoring role has been diminished with
    the return of Diana, who is back on the court to start the 4th quarter.

    Despite being down by 5, I fully expect the Mercury to win this game.
     
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    But Chicago wins by 8. Diana has missed all of her 3-point attempts
    and was scoreless in the 2nd half until a couple of free throws late
    in the game. She needs to work her way back.
     

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