2011 Phoenix Mercury season

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2011 Phoenix Mercury season
Coach Corey Gaines
Arena US Airways Center
Attendance 9,167 per game
Results
Record 19–15 (.559)
Place 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish Lost in Conference Finals
Team Leaders
Points Taurasi (21.6)
Rebounds Dupree (8.2)
Assists Taylor (4.7)
Media
Television FS-A
ESPN2, NBATV

The 2011 WNBA season is the 15th 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 2011 WNBA Draft.

Transaction log[edit]

  • February 9: The Mercury signed Brooke Smith, Sequoia Holmes, and Taylor Lilley to training camp contracts.
  • February 22: The Mercury signed Lauren Ervin to a training camp contract.
  • February 24: The Mercury signed Marie Ferdinand-Harris and Nakia Sanford.
  • February 25: The Mercury signed Alexis Gray-Lawson and Amanda Thompson.
  • March 14: The Mercury waived Sequoia Holmes and Brooke Smith.
  • April 10: The Mercury signed Erlana Larkins to a training camp contract.
  • April 11: The Mercury traded draft rights to Tahnee Robinson to the Connecticut Sun in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2012 Draft.
  • April 15: The Mercury waived Amanda Thompson.
  • April 22: The Mercury signed Yuko Oga and Olayinka Sanni to training camp contracts.
  • April 28: The Mercury waived Lauren Ervin.
  • May 19: The Mercury waived Erlana Larkins.
  • May 30: The Mercury waived Taylor Lilley and Brittany Spears.
  • June 2: The Mercury waived Yuko Oga.
  • August 4: The Mercury traded Kara Braxton to the New York Liberty in exchange for Sidney Spencer.
  • August 12: The Mercury signed Krystal Thomas and waived Olayinka Sanni.

Trades[edit]

Personnel changes[edit]

Roster[edit]

2011 Phoenix Mercury roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB From
G/F 24 United States Bonner, DeWanna 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 137 lb (62 kg) 08-21-1987 Auburn
F 4 United States Dupree, Candice 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 08-16-1984 Temple
G 9 United States Ferdinand-Harris, Marie 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 162 lb (73 kg) 10-13-1978 LSU
G 21 United States Gray-Lawson, Alexis 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 04-21-1987 UC Berkeley
G 2 United States Johnson, Temeka 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) 142 lb (64 kg) 09-06-1982 LSU
F/C 43 United States Sanford, Nakia 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 05-10-1976 Kansas
G/F 6 United States Spencer, Sidney 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 03-07-1985 Tennessee
G 11 United States Swanier, Ketia 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 150 lb (68 kg) 08-10-1986 Connecticut
G 3 United States Taurasi, Diana 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 163 lb (74 kg) 06-11-1982 Connecticut
F 13 Australia Taylor, Penny 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 05-24-1981 Australia
F/C 32 United States Thomas, Krystal 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 06-10-1989 Duke
Head coach
United States Corey Gaines (Loyola Marymount)
Assistant coaches
United States Julie Hairgrove (Arizona)
United States Bridget Pettis (Florida)
Athletic trainer
United States Tamara Poole (Cal State-DH)
Strength and conditioning coach
United States Ben Hadley (Arizona State)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Depth[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench
C Nakia Sanford Krystal Thomas
PF Candice Dupree DeWanna Bonner
SF Penny Taylor Marie Ferdinand-Harris
Sidney Spencer
SG Diana Taurasi Alexis Gray-Lawson
PG Temeka Johnson Ketia Swanier

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Minnesota Lynx x 27 7 .794 14–3 13–4 18–4
Seattle Storm x 21 13 .618 6.0 15–2 6–11 15–7
Phoenix Mercury x 19 15 .559 8.0 11–6 8–9 11–11
San Antonio Silver Stars x 18 16 .529 9.0 9–8 9–8 11–11
Los Angeles Sparks o 15 19 .441 12.0 10–7 5–12 10–12
Tulsa Shock o 3 31 .088 24.0 2–15 1–16 1–21

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2011 Game Log: Preseason

Regular season[edit]

2011 Game Log: Regular Season
All games are viewable on WNBA LiveAccess or ESPN3.com

Postseason[edit]

2011 Game Log: Postseason

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 League leader

Regular season[edit]

Postseason[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]