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.

Phoenix Mercury's Kia Nurse dribbles during a game against the Washington Mystics on May 18, 2021. (Domenic Allegra photo)

Kia Nurse is hurt and the Phoenix Mercury’s season is on the brink

October 8, 2021

Difficult choices loom for Sandy Brondello

Mercury Brianna

Brianna Turner’s ‘pretty perfect game’ has Mercury one win from Finals

October 4, 2021

Turner’s 23-point, 17-rebound night leads Mercury to dominant win over Aces in Game 3 of WNBA Semifinals

The Phoenix Mercury can’t play in their home arena, and here’s why

October 1, 2021

Complicated factors at work, but change is possible

How Diana Taurasi stole the show again

October 1, 2021

Taurasi scored 37 points, hit 8 threes, while Brittney Griner dominated inside

‘Not ready to go home’: Taurasi returns, Diggins-Smith and Griner dominate

September 27, 2021

WNBA’s knockout round killers Phoenix Mercury back in semifinals again


Behind Cunningham’s supernova, Phoenix Mercury escape with win over New York

September 24, 2021

Cunningham drops a career-high 21 points, Turner hits a clutch free throw to send Phoenix to the second round of the WNBA playoffs


Phoenix Mercury ready for their annual single-elimination game gauntlet

September 21, 2021

Phoenix starts playoffs in the first round at a different gym in the Valley of the Sun, as they’ve done a few times before


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