It was a mystery why Phoenix Mercury point guard Skylar Diggins-Smith missed the final two games of the season and the WNBA playoffs. Now we may know why Diggins-Smith missed time. On Monday, the point guard announced she is expecting her second child.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 17, 2022
Last season was one of Diggins-Smith best seasons; she averaged 19.7 points and 5.5 assists per game. Diggins-Smith was one of the big reasons the Mercury made it to the playoffs. Despite all the issues Phoenix went through last season.
Diggins-Smith’s status is unclear for the 2023 season; she is under contract for one more year for $234,350. Under the new CBA passed in 2020, Diggins-Smtih will be fully paid and can also collect a $5,000 stipend for child care and receive workplace accommodations that will provide a comfortable, safe, and private place for nursing mothers.
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LaMarr Fields is a WNBA Insider, Sports Insider, and breaking news reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on Twitter via @lburncitysports