Mercury acquires Three First-Round Draft Picks from Connecticut

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DeWanna Bonner signed and traded to Sun

PHOENIX – The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today traded unrestricted free agent DeWanna Bonner to the Connecticut Sun in exchange for three first round draft picks, the team has announced.  As part of the sign-and-trade deal, the Mercury received the Sun’s recently-acquired No. 7 overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft (from Seattle), along with this year’s No. 10 overall pick and a future first-round pick from Connecticut.

“We drafted DeWanna in 2009, and together we won championships in 2009 and 2014,” said Mercury General Manager Jim Pitman.  “We watched as she became a Sixth Woman of the Year, All-Star, All-WNBA player, and most importantly a mother.  Ultimately, she has decided the next stage of her career does not include us and we wish her the best.  She and her daughters, Cali and Demi, will always remain a part of the Mercury family.”

Professional basketball returns to The Madhouse May 2020 as the Phoenix Mercury bring their quest for a record-tying fourth WNBA Championship to Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the original home of the Phoenix Suns.  Join superstars Diana TaurasiBrittney Griner and the X-Factor at one of basketball’s loudest venues.  Tickets for Fry’s Food Stores Opening Night on Sunday, May 17, can be purchased by calling 602.252.WNBA or by visiting PhoenixMercury.com.