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Eastern
 1. New York L. 22-12 
 2. Connecticut S. 21-13 
 3. Washington M. 18-16 
 4. Chicago S. 12-22 
 5. Atlanta D. 12-22 
 6. Indiana F. 9-25 
Western
 1. Minnesota L. 27-7 
 2. L.Angeles S. 26-8 
 3. Phoenix M. 18-16 
 4. Dallas W. 16-18 
 5. Seattle S. 15-19 
 6. S.Antonio SS 8-26 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Brittney GRINER
  Phoenix M.
  (203-C-90)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Griner, Phoenix M.21.5 
 2. Stewart, Seatt.19.9 
 3. Delle-Donne, Washingt.19.9 
 4. Charles, New Y.19.7 
 5. Fowles, Minnesot.18.9 
 6. Diggins, Dallas W.18.3 
 7. Ogwumike, L.Angele.17.9 
 8. Taurasi, Phoen.17.8 
 9. Loyd, Seattle S.17.6 
 10. Moore, Minnesot.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonquel JONES
  Connecti.
  (198-C-94)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Jones, Connecti.11.6 
 2. Fowles, Minnesot.10.9 
 3. Thomas, Washingt.9.4 
 4. Charles, New Y.9.3 
 5. Johnson, Dallas W.9.2 
 6. Stewart, Seatt.8.7 
 7. Parker, L.Angele.8.5 
 8. Ogwumike, L.Angele.7.9 
 9. Griner, Phoenix M.7.5 
 10. Williams, Atlanta D.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Courtney VANDERSLOOT
  Chica.
  (173-PG-89)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Vandersloot, Chica.8.1 
 2. Bird, Seattle S.6.6 
 3. Clarendon, Atlan.6.6 
 4. Diggins, Dallas W.5.7 
 5. Gray, L.Angeles S.4.9 
 6. Jefferson, S.Antoni.4.6 
 7. Thomas, Connecti.4.4 
 8. Parker, L.Angele.4.4 
 9. Pondexter, Chica.4.3 
 10. Whalen, Minnesot.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Alana BEARD
  L.Angeles S.
  (185-G/F-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Beard, L.Angeles S.2.0 
 2. Ogwumike, L.Angele.1.9 
 3. Moore, Minnesot.1.9 
 4. Thomas, Connecti.1.7 
 5. Parker, L.Angele.1.7 
 6. Thomas, Connecti.1.6 
 7. Jefferson, S.Antoni.1.6 
 8. Lyttle, Atlanta D.1.5 
 9. Johnson, Indiana F.1.5 
 10. Gray, Dallas W.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brittney GRINER
  Phoenix M.
  (203-C-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Griner, Phoenix M.2.4 
 2. Fowles, Minnesot.2.0 
 3. Williams, Atlanta D.1.9 
 4. Parker, L.Angele.1.7 
 5. Breland, Chicago S.1.7 
 6. Stewart, Seatt.1.6 
 7. Meesseman, Washingt.1.6 
 8. Dolson, Chicago S.1.3 
 9. Jones, Connecti.1.2 
 10. Thomas, Washingt.1.1 
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Phoenix Mercury, Brittney Griner reach multi-year contract agreement - Mar 13, 2017


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Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (6'8''-C-90, college: Baylor) signed a new multi-year contract that will keep her as a team cornerstone. The 6-8 Griner, going into her fifth WNBA season, is a three-time WNBA All-Star and two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. The 26-year-old made a trip back to Phoenix from Russia, where she plays in the WNBA offseason, for the contract announcement before Sunday's Phoenix Suns game. Details of the contract were not released. Griner made $61,800 base salary last season under terms of her four-year WNBA rookie contract. She is reported to earn close to $1 million annually playing overseas. The highest paid WNBA players make just over $100,000 in base salary. 'Brittney Griner is the present and the future of the WNBA and we are fortunate to guarantee she continues her growth here in Phoenix,' Mercury general manager Jim Pitman said. 'Building a championship team starts on the defensive end and this move keeps the best rim-protector in the history of the women's game in a Mercury uniform for the foreseeable future. Griner has changed the way the WNBA game is played, she has rewritten record books in just four years, and she is already a champion." Griner was the WNBA No. 1 overall draft pick in 2013. The Mercury are 84-52 in her four years, winning a league record 29 games in 2014 en route to the WNBA title. In 121 games, Griner has 422 blocks, ninth most in WNBA history. She is the fastest player to reach 400 blocks. The Mercury have led the league in blocked shots in the last three seasons. Griner has averaged 14.5 points and 7.2 rebounds for the Mercury while shooting 56.3 percent, fourth best in WNBA career history She has put down eight of the 14 regular-season dunks in league history and the only playoff dunk. Griner started on the U.S. gold medal-winning team at the 2016 Olympics and won a EuroLeague title with UMMC Ekaterinburg. She was two-time college national college Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013 while at Baylor. UMMC Ekaterinburg, with Griner and Mercury teammate Diana Taurasi, is through the semifinals April 14 in pursuit of a second straight EuroLeague title. The final is April 16. The Mercury will have no more than half of their 12-player 2016 postseason roster back, notably losing Penny Taylor (retirement), Candice Dupree (trade) and DeWanna Bonner (pregnancy, will return in 2018). Taylor is joining the Mercury staff as director of player development and performance. Newcomers include guard Danielle Robinson, forward Camille Little, center Cayla George. The season begins May 14.
Courtesy of: azcentral.com   



The Madison Square Garden Company Announces Intention To Sell New York Liberty - 7 days ago
New York, NY - The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE:MSG) today announced that it intends to sell its original WNBA franchise, the New York Liberty. MSG is committed to identifying new ownership that will continue to grow the team, and is actively seeking a buyer to take over immediate operations of the franchise. 'We have been a strong and vocal advocate for the Liberty and the WNBA since the beginning. As the last original owner, I am proud of how far the league has come, and the rol...   [read more]
Newly relocated Las Vegas (ex-San Antonio Stars) wins Top Pick In 2018 WNBA Draft - 8 days ago
Secaucus, N.J., Nov. 13, 2017 - Las Vegas won the 17th annual WNBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm and earned the top pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, the WNBA announced today. The results of the Lottery were televised on ESPN2 during the 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter. Las Vegas entered the WNBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm with the most chances to land the top pick (442 out of 1,000). This marks the third consecutive year in which a team with the m...   [read more]
2018 WNBA Draft Lottery to be held Nov 13 - 20 days ago
NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2017 - The 2018 WNBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm will be conducted on Monday, Nov. 13, in Secaucus, N.J., the WNBA announced today. The results of the lottery will be announced on ESPN2 during the 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter prior to the network's telecast of the NCAA women's basketball game between South Carolina and Maryland at 7 p.m. ET. The Lottery winner will secure the top pick in the WNBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm, to be held next April....   [read more]


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