The team’s towering center was well on her way to becoming the new face of the Merc — who have long touted veteran Diana Taurasi as the centerpiece of the franchise — before suffering a knee injury that sidelined her for eight games, an eternity in WNBA time.
Luckily, the team eked out a few wins while Griner was out, keeping them comfortably in the playoff race. But with just four games remaining in the season, it’s a safe bet that Griner and Co. will be looking to fast-track their postseason preparations.
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