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Mercury Forward Kahleah Copper wants to ‘bring another championship to the Valley’

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Following the Phoenix Mercury pulling off a gargantuan trade to land WNBA star Kahleah Copper from the Chicago Sky, she has expressed her feelings on heading to the Valley.

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This morning, the Mercury acquired Copper and forward Morgan Bertsch in a deal that sent forwards Brianna Turner, Michaela Onyenwere, Phoenix’s 2024 first-round pick (third overall), 2026 first-round pick, 2025 second-round pick and the rights to a 2026 second-round pick swap to the Sky.

According to the Mercury on X (formerly Twitter), Copper can’t wait to get started with her new team and will strive for success.

“Phoenix, I am ready and I am all in,” Copper said. “To my teammates and coaches: you’re getting all of me. My hunger, my desire, my competitive spirit. Every. Damn. Possession. X-Factor, I can’t wait to be on your side and bring another championship to the Valley. Let’s get it!”

In a press release, Mercury general manger Nick U’Ren also weighed in on the trade and why he pursued Copper and Bertsch.

“The opportunity to add a player of Kahleah’s caliber in the prime of her career is rare,” said U’Ren. “She is one of the most dynamic and athletic players in our league, with a true knack for scoring the ball. She is also a fierce competitor, proven champion and the ultimate two-way player, who can disrupt the game on the defensive end with her length and activity. Morgan is a sharpshooter and savvy defender – we are excited for the energy and scoring punch she can provide off the bench.”

With the off-season additions of Copper, Bertsch, Natasha Cloud and Rebecca Allen, U’Ren is trying to construct a championship caliber roster that the Mercury faithful will enjoy.

Mercury make blockbuster trade, acquire Sky star Kahleah Copper

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Alec Cipollini covers the Arizona Coyotes and Cardinals for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on his X account @AlecCipollini

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