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Sophie Cunningham Reaches 2-year deal with Mercury

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Sophie Cunningham will return with the Phoenix Mercury after signing a two-year deal to return to the team. However, she was a restricted free agent, and Phoenix could have matched any offer Cunningham could receive.

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Cunningham played fantastic last season; she averaged a career-high 12.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. In addition, the guard shot 40% from three-point land last season. As a result, Cunningham was a big reason the Mercury made the playoffs.

The Mercury finished 15-21 last year in head coach Vanessa Nygaard‘s first year. Phoenix was bounced out of the first round of the playoffs by WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces. The Mercy still has a lot of work to do with their roster. After signing Cunningham, they have only four players on their roster, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Brianna Turner, and Diamond DeShields.

Cunningham is a good three-point shooter, plays with an edge, and is good at getting under opposing players’ skin. This was a good signing for the Mercury.

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