Posts by Alex Simon

SF Bay Area native, 2x grad (Elon, ASU), adjunct professor at ASU's Cronkite School, editor & journalist always looking to tell unique stories.


The winning streak’s over, but the Phoenix Mercury look like a legit title threat

September 14, 2021

Phoenix gets standout efforts from their MVP, DPOY candidates in close loss to Connecticut without Taurasi

Diana Taurasi Mercury

With chemistry clicking, Mercury keep on winning

September 7, 2021

With great team chemistry helping spark a nine-game winning streak, the Mercury are readying for a playoff push


Diggins-Smith, Turner leading Mercury surge into title contention

August 30, 2021

Phoenix’s two Fighting Irish alums are leading the six-game winning streak

The Next presents: An Oakland WNBA expansion draft simulation (Part 1 of 2)

August 27, 2021

Our beat reporters set which players are off-limits


Injury disasters avoided, Mercury are kicking into higher gear

August 23, 2021

The Mercury’s four-game winning streak has vaulted Phoenix into fifth place at 13-10

Year 1 of Commissioner’s Cup shows potential of in-season competition

August 18, 2021

Sights and sounds from around the inaugural WNBA Commissioner’s Cup championship game and a look at how it grows from here.

Storm deny Sun, cruise to inaugural Commissioner’s Cup crown

August 13, 2021

Seattle’s relentless defense key in rout of Connecticut

Breaking down the Mercury’s season so far

August 12, 2021

And how do they get from here to a title?

How the Mercury saved their season with a party

July 13, 2021

Phoenix takes 2 of 3 from W’s top teams, even without Taurasi

Kia Nurse knows that ‘every platform matters’

July 8, 2021

Nurse speaks out ahead of representing her country in Tokyo