Vaughn added to partial season suspension list; Mercury signs Burdick to hardship roster spot
The three-time WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury today announced its final roster for the 2021 WNBA season. Leading the team in search of the franchise’s fourth WNBA title will be WNBA all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi, two-time league scoring champion Brittney Griner and four-time All-Star Skylar Diggins-Smith, along with the team’s new offseason additions in 2019 WNBA All-Star Kia Nurse and Megan Walker, and returners Brianna Turner, Sophie Cunningham, Alanna Smith, Shey Peddy, Bria Hartley and Kia Vaughn.
Due to an overseas commitment, the Mercury has temporarily suspended Kia Vaughn until she re-joins the team after clearing COVID protocols. While Bria Hartley continues to rehab from a knee injury sustained last season, Phoenix has signed Cierra Burdick, who was in training camp with the Mercury, to a hardship roster spot and she will join the team in Minnesota for the season opener tomorrow night against the Lynx.
|4||Skylar Diggins-Smith||G||5-9||145||08/02/1990||7||Notre Dame/2USA|
|21||Brianna Turner||F||6-3||170||07/05/1996||2||Notre Dame/USA|
|1||Kia Vaughn *||C||6-4||205||01/24/1987||11||Rutgers/USA|
* Kia Vaughn will begin the season temporarily suspended until re-joining the team