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.