After safely returning home to the United States a couple months ago, the Phoenix Mercury have worked out a deal with seven-time All Star Brittney Griner.
Breaking: Brittney Griner has signed a one-year deal with the Phoenix Mercury, sources confirmed to ESPN.
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This comes just a few days after Griner’s interview with WNBA President Cathy Engelbert.
In an interview with CNN, Engelbert was optimistic that Griner could get back on the court next season, which was confirmed today.
“Brittney is doing remarkably well, and she’s starting to train.” “We’re so excited to have her back in the league after an awful ordeal.”
The 32-year-old will play her tenth career season in Phoenix. During her time with the Mercury, she has cemented herself into the WNBA’s history books.
In four of the last five seasons, Griner has averaged over 20 PPG. Overall, Griner is fourth in WNBA history for field goal percentage (.559), 11th in PPG (17.69), and 1st in blocks per game (2.82).
Whether this will be Griner’s final season in the WNBA remains to be seen, however, if one thing is for certain, it will be great to see her back on the court when the season tips off on May 19th.
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