2012 Phoenix Mercury season

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2012 Phoenix Mercury season
Head Coach Corey Gaines
Arena US Airways Center
Results
Record 7–27
(.206)
Place 6th (Western)
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Media
Television FS-A
ESPN2, NBATV
Phoenix Mercury seasons
< 2011 2013 >

The 2012 WNBA season is the 16th season for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association.

Transactions[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

The following are the Mercury's selections in the 2012 WNBA Draft.

Transaction log[edit]

  • April 11, 2011: The Mercury acquired a third-round pick in the 2012 Draft from the Connecticut Sun in exchange for Tahnee Robinson's draft rights.
  • January 12: The Mercury traded Temeka Johnson to the Tulsa Shock in exchange for Andrea Riley.
  • February 2: The Mercury acquired Alexis Hornbuckle from the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2013 Draft.
  • February 9: The Mercury signed Chastity Reed.
  • February 28: The Mercury traded the 18th pick in the 2012 Draft to the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for Charde Houston and the 24th pick in the 2012 Draft.
  • April 11: The Mercury signed Zane Tamane and Brittney Thomas.
  • April 13: The Mercury signed Dymond Simon.
  • April 13: The Mercury announced Marie Ferdinand-Harris' retirement.
  • April 26: The Mercury signed Avery Warley.
  • May 2: The Mercury signed draft picks Christine Flores, Amanda Johnson, Samantha Prahalis, and C'eira Ricketts.
  • May 3: The Mercury waived Brittney Thomas.
  • May 8: The Mercury waived C'eira Ricketts and Christine Flores.
  • May 16: The Mercury waived Chastity Reed, Dymond Simon, Krystal Thomas, and Amanda Johnson.
  • May 25: The Mercury signed Krystal Thomas and waived Zane Tamane.
  • June 2: The Mercury signed Andrea Riley.
  • July 1: The Mercury waived Andrea Riley.
  • July 5: The Mercury signed Lynetta Kizer to a seven-day contract.

Trades[edit]

Personnel changes[edit]

Roster[edit]

Phoenix Mercury roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB From Yrs
G/F 24 United States Bonner, DeWanna 6' 4" (1.93m) 137 lb (62kg) 08-21-1987 Auburn 3
F 4 United States Dupree, Candice 6' 2" (1.88m) 175 lb (79kg) 08-16-1984 Temple 6
G 14 United States Hornbuckle, Alexis 5' 10" (1.78m) 155 lb (70kg) 10-16-1985 Tennessee 4
F 22 United States Houston, Charde 6' 0" (1.83m) 189 lb (86kg) 04-10-1986 Connecticut 4
C 12 United States Kizer, Lynetta 6' 4" (1.93m) 04-04-1990 Maryland R
G 99 United States Prahalis, Samantha 5' 7" (1.7m) 129 lb (59kg) 01-23-1990 Ohio State R
F/C 43 United States Sanford, Nakia 6' 4" (1.93m) 195 lb (88kg) 05-10-1976 Kansas 9
12 New Zealand Garner, Eddy 6' 1" (1.85m) 180 lb (82kg) 31-03-1993 Cantebury 1
G 1 United States Simon, Dymond 5' 5" (1.65m) 137 lb (62kg) 09-29-1989 Arizona State R
G 3 United States Taurasi, Diana 6' 0" (1.83m) 163 lb (74kg) 06-11-1982 Connecticut 8
F 13 Australia Taylor, Penny Injured 6' 1" (1.85m) 165 lb (75kg) 05-24-1981 Australia 10
F/C 34 United States Thomas, Krystal 6' 5" (1.96m) 195 lb (88kg) 06-10-1989 Duke 1



East: ATLCHICONINDNYWAS | West: LAMINPHOSASEATUL
Head coach
United States Corey Gaines (Loyola Marymount)
Assistant coaches
United States Earl Cureton (Detroit)
United States Julie Hairgrove (Arizona)
Athletic trainer
United States Tamara Poole (Cal State-DH)
Strength and conditioning coach
Pro Advantage Training

Legend
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • Injured Injured

WNBA roster page
Transactions

Depth[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench
C Nakia Sanford Krystal Thomas
Lynetta Kizer
PF Candice Dupree Avery Warley
SF DeWanna Bonner Charde Houston
Penny Taylor Cruz Roja.svg
SG Diana Taurasi
PG Samantha Prahalis Alexis Hornbuckle

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Minnesota Lynx z 27 7 .794 16–1 11–6 17–5
Los Angeles Sparks x 24 10 .706 3.0 16–1 8–9 15–7
San Antonio Silver Stars x 21 13 .618 6.0 12–5 9–8 14–8
Seattle Storm x 16 18 .471 11.0 10–7 6–11 11–11
Tulsa Shock o 9 25 .265 18.0 6–11 3–14 5–17
Phoenix Mercury o 7 27 .206 20.0 3–14 4–13 4–18

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2012 Game Log: Preseason (May)

Regular season[edit]

2012 Game Log: Regular Season
All games are viewable on WNBA LiveAccess or ESPN3.com

Statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game
 PPG  Points per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage  TO  Turnovers per game  PF  Fouls per game Team leader

Regular season[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]