Is the Mercury tanking on purpose?

The controversy began on social networks last night, after Phoenix Mercury forward Diana Taurasi missed her second consecutive game since the WNBA resumed after the Olympic break. Phoenix lost to San Antonio, 47-89, in a new season low.

Is the Mercury tanking on purpose, to try and get Brittney Griner as first pick in the 2013 WNBA draft?

Some think Taurasi needs to play, or pay.

What’s your take? People have been talking to me on twitter a lot about this issue already.


  1. I agree with what others are saying…Phoenix should lost their right to a first round pick. This is the most ridiculous tank job, ever.

    The WNBA is even monitoring the situation based off of this comment by them: "We have modified the draft lottery gradually over the years in an attempt to create a balanced and fair system that encourages teams to compete at the highest level while also giving the teams most in need of improvement the greatest chance to receive a higher draft pick. As with all of our events, we will review the draft lottery process so that we can provide our teams, players, and fans with the best league possible. "