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.

Brittney Griner playing at an MVP level for Phoenix

June 20, 2021

Playing through a rolled ankle, Griner was key in helping Mercury end losing streak ahead of Taurasi’s return

Three straight losses land Phoenix Mercury ‘in the mud’

June 14, 2021

‘We have to be the first ones to throw that first punch’

Feeling in her prime, Skylar Diggins-Smith is shining for Phoenix

June 9, 2021

Diggins-Smith finding peace in herself and her play ahead of potential 1st Olympics

‘Springy’ Brittney Griner is ‘dangerous to everyone else’

June 3, 2021

A healthy knee and a clear mind mean more than dunks ahead

How the Mercury will adjust without Diana Taurasi

May 27, 2021

Sandy Brondello on Taurasi’s injury, how the playmaking shifts, Vaughn’s return and more

Diana Taurasi out for ‘at least four weeks’ with a chest injury

May 25, 2021

A fracture in her sternum will sideline Taurasi and raises questions about her Olympic availability

At long last, a homecoming cheer awaits DeWanna Bonner

May 22, 2021

Taurasi: ‘We love DB and we always will’

Mercury’s emerging superstar spurs 2-1 road trip

May 21, 2021

Brianna Turner’s continued growth, good passing are key to strong start for Phoenix

Everything’s coming up Stewie

May 14, 2021

An engagement and a shoe deal in tow, Breanna Stewart is ready for the 2021 season

Brittney Griner. (Screenshot via WNBA Media Central)

Brittney Griner’s refreshed, recharged and ready to go for the Mercury

May 7, 2021

Griner addresses time away, Russian success, social media hate and changes at Baylor