Former Mercury forward and four-year WNBA vet rejoins team
PHOENIX – The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today announced the signing of forward Emma Cannon to a training camp contract. An updated Mercury roster is attached.
Cannon, a 6-foot-2 power forward, spent her WNBA offseason playing for Elitzur Ramla of the Israeli League, where she averaged a double-double 20.6 points, 12.9 rebounds and 36.9 minutes in 30 games played. The Rochester, New York native played the 2017 WNBA season with the Mercury, seeing action in all 34 regular season games that year, averaging 4.4 points and 3.6 rebounds while making 49.1 percent of her shots. In 2018, Cannon again signed with the Mercury prior to training camp but was waived before the start of the regular season. Cannon signed with the Connecticut Sun for camp and the preseason in 2019 and then joined the Las Vegas Aces prior to the team’s 2020 playoff run to the WNBA Finals. In six postseason games, Cannon averaged 3.8 points and 2.2 rebounds while making 50.0 percent of her field goal attempts.
Cannon re-signed with the Aces for the 2021 season, playing in the first three games of the season, before spending time with Connecticut and the Indiana Fever. After originally signing a seven-day contract, she earned a roster spot for the remainder of the season, averaging 6.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 18.4 minutes per contest in 12 games (six starts). Cannon became the fifth woman in WNBA history to play for three different teams during the same season.
Led by the 2021 Olympic gold-medal winning trio of Diana Taurasi, Skylar Diggins-Smith and Tina Charles, and coming off the club’s fifth WNBA Finals appearance in franchise history, the three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury return to Footprint Center this summer, tipping off the season with Fry’s Food Stores Opening Night on Friday, May 6, against the Las Vegas Aces.