2011 Phoenix Mercury season
|2011 Phoenix Mercury season|
|Head Coach||Corey Gaines|
|Arena||US Airways Center|
|Attendance||9,167 per game|
|Playoff Finish||Lost in Conference Finals|
|Phoenix Mercury seasons|
|< 2010||2012 >|
The 2011 WNBA season is the 15th season for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association.
The following are the Mercury's selections in the 2011 WNBA Draft.
|2||19||Brittany Spears||United States||Colorado|
|3||31||Tahnee Robinson||United States||Nevada|
- 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.
|April 11, 2011||To Phoenix Mercury||To Connecticut Sun|
|third-round pick in 2012 Draft||Tahnee Robinson|
|August 4, 2011||To Phoenix Mercury||To New York Liberty|
|Sidney Spencer||Kara Braxton|
Phoenix Mercury roster
|C||Nakia Sanford||Krystal Thomas|
|PF||Candice Dupree||DeWanna Bonner|
|SF||Penny Taylor||Marie Ferdinand-Harris
|SG||Diana Taurasi||Alexis Gray-Lawson|
|PG||Temeka Johnson||Ketia Swanier|
|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|
|2011 Game Log: Preseason|
|2011 Game Log: Regular Season|
|All games are viewable on WNBA LiveAccess or ESPN3.com|
|2011 Game Log: Postseason|
Western Conference Semifinals
Western Conference Finals
|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|
Awards and honors
- Candice Dupree was named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of June 13, 2011.
- Penny Taylor was named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of June 20, 2011.
- Diana Taurasi was named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of August 8, 2011.
- DeWanna Bonner was named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of August 29, 2011.
- Diana Taurasi was named to the 2011 WNBA All-Star Team as a starter.
- Penny Taylor was named to the 2011 WNBA All-Star Team as a reserve.
- Diana Taurasi finished as a Peak Performer, averaging 21.6 points per game.
- DeWanna Bonner was named Sixth Woman of the Year.
- Diana Taurasi was named to the All-WNBA First Team.
- Penny Taylor was named to the All-WNBA Second Team.
|2011 WNBA season by team|
|Draft • Schedule • All-Star Game • Playoffs • Finals|
|Eastern||Atlanta Dream||Chicago Sky||Connecticut Sun||Indiana Fever||New York Liberty||Washington Mystics|
|Western||Los Angeles Sparks||Minnesota Lynx||Phoenix Mercury||San Antonio Silver Stars||Seattle Storm||Tulsa Shock|
|← 2010 • WNBA season • 2012 →|
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