DeWanna Bonner has definitely enjoyed a fair amount of success in her seven years in the WNBA. Going 5th to the Mercury in the 2009 draft, DeWanna joined one of the best players in WNBA history, Diana Taurasi and went on to win the chip that year. Bonner and company also won the chip last year for the 2014 season. She’s won three Sixth Woman of the Year Awards and maked her 1st Allstar Game this year. Ms. Bonner is coming into her own.
Due to Taurasi deciding to take this season off DeWanna has been asked to step her game up. She has been doing a lot of things that don’t necessarily show up on the score board and has Griner and Dupree. If the Mercury are going to win another chip, Bonner and Griner will need to increase their shot attemps.
The Mercury have a soild big three in Bonner, Dupree and Griner. While they stand 2nd in the west, she will need to channel her inner Kobe down the stretch. I believe we are seeing the making of something special. Griner and Bonner could be the female version of Shaq and Kobe, with Dupree being their H. Grant.
While I think they have a good chance to take the chip again this season; we can’t forget about the “Beast in the East”, the New York Liberty. If they face this powerful team, they will need all their guns firing.