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Phoenix guard Diana Taurasi (3) in a game against the Mystics at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on June 12, 2022.

What Diana Taurasi’s 2023 return means for the Mercury — and Skylar Diggins-Smith

By Alex Simon / November 6, 2022

One question is answered, but many remain in Phoenix entering offseason

Four images of All-WNBA selections in a collage: on the top-left, a shot of Las Vegas point guard Kelsey Plum from behind, holding her follow-through as the ball falls through the hoop, with fans in the background celebrating but out of focus; on the top-right, Phoenix Mercury point guard Skylar Diggins-Smith drives from the key past Connecticut Sun combo guard Natisha Hiedeman, who is falling over towards her; on the bottom-left, Los Angeles Sparks big Nneka Ogwumike jogs up the court while pointing ahead; on the bottom-right, a shot of New York Liberty combo guard Sabrina Ionescu from behind, holding a finger up while looking out towards her teammates and Washington Mystics players

The Next’s 2022 WNBA Awards: All-WNBA

By Em Adler / September 14, 2022

The Next’s official 2022 WNBA awards wrapping up with All-WNBA

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Locked on Women’s Basketball: Phoenix Mercury and Suns owner Robert Sarver suspended after investigation

By The Next / September 13, 2022

Alex and Hayden discuss Tuesday’s news about Phoenix Mercury and Suns owner Robert Sarver being suspended for one year and fined $10 million after an investigation into comments of racism and misogyny

Two pictures side-by-side, of Seattle Storm big wing Breanna Stewart on the left and a smiling and jogging-upcourt Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson on the left

The Next’s 2022 WNBA Awards: MVP

By Em Adler / September 7, 2022

Our unofficial tally has Stewart-Wilson as close as it gets

The thumbnail for the Phoenix Mercury season review podcast on the Locked on Women's Basketball podcast

Locked on Women’s Basketball: What’s next for the Phoenix Mercury?

By The Next / September 3, 2022

Alex Simon and Hayden Cilley discuss the Mercury’s 2022 season and what lies ahead

What is the future for Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith in Phoenix?

By Hayden Cilley / August 15, 2022

Constant adjustments prepared the Phoenix Mercury to get ready for anything

Las Vegas Aces wing Jackie Young drives to the rim from the slot, as Washington Mystics off-ball guard Ariel Atkins stands behind and beside her, trying to turn around and follow Young donwhill

Daily Briefing — Aug. 12, 2022: Las Vegas moves into first place after win over Chicago

By Em Adler / August 12, 2022

The Spark(s) is gone

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Locked on Women’s Basketball: Wild WNBA weekend, the final week of the regular season and playoff preview

By The Next / August 8, 2022

Alex discusses the wild weekend of close games and playoff positioning battles in the WNBA

A shot of Phoenix Mercury combo guard Diana Taurasi from behind, holding her arms out and up in celebration, as in the background a ball drops through the net

Diana Taurasi to miss the remainder of the WNBA season

By Gabriela Carroll / August 8, 2022

Diana Taurasi last played on Aug. 2 in a loss to the Connecticut Sun

Connecticut Sun big wing Alyssa Thomas brings up the ball. Sun combo guard Courtney Williams and Sun point guard Bria Hartley run close behind Thomas.

Daily Briefing — July 23, 2022: Alyssa Thomas the Tank Engine

By Isabel Rodrigues / July 23, 2022

Seattle falls to Phoenix and Skylar Diggins-Smith’s 35 points