Brittney Griner

33-Year-Old CenterC
 Phoenix Mercury  WNBA
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Griner returned to action in 2023 after missing the previous campaign while wrongfully detained in Russia. The superstar center saw slight drops in every major statistical category, but that can likely be attributed to minute restrictions and the Mercury's overall lackluster play. Griner's 27.8 minutes per game last year were her fewest since her rookie campaign in 2013, but she'll likely return to a 30-plus-minute role in 2024, especially if Phoenix is competitive. Griner is technically an unrestricted free agent, but it doesn't sound like she'll be entertaining offers from other teams. When asked if she was planning on signing elsewhere during her exit interview, Griner said, "no, come on now...Phoenix is home, this is where I've been, me and my wife literally just got a place, so nah." When at her best, Griner has proven to be a consistent top-5 fantasy option, but managers can likely get her later in drafts due to looming question marks. Read Past Outlooks
Does it all in victory
CPhoenix Mercury
July 10, 2024
Griner ended with 23 points (9-15 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks over 31 minutes in Wednesday's 100-84 win over Dallas.
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Griner impressed on both ends of the court Wednesday, leading all players in steals to go along with a team-high-tying pair of blocks while ending as one of two Mercury players with 20 or more points in a winning effort. Griner matched a season high in steals, and she's logged three steals in two of her last three outings. She has now surpassed the 20-point mark in four of her last five appearances.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Griner spent the 2022 WNBA season wrongfully detained in Russia, but she was finally released in the offseason and is slated to rejoin the Mercury for the 2023 campaign. Griner averaged 20.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.9 blocks while shooting 57.5 percent from the field in 2021 and has averaged north of 20 points per game in four of her last five WNBA seasons. Assuming the veteran center can return to her previous form, she should claim a starring role again for a Phoenix squad that will be without Skylar Diggins-Smith for at least part of 2023, likely making Griner even more of a fantasy factor. Griner is an elite fantasy option in both points and rotisserie leagues, but her value is boosted a bit more in points leagues because she doesn't get downgraded for a lack of steals and three-point production.
A perennial WNBA All-Star, Griner's 2021 season was no exception. Griner compiled 20.5 points, a career-best 9.5 rebounds and a league-leading 1.9 blocks per contest. She even slightly improved on limited attempts from deep, connecting on four of her nine tries. While Griner's talent would dictate her being among the top players in the league, she is currently detained in Russia. The situation has attracted international attention and it's still very much unclear when Griner may be allowed to return to the United States. As of mid-March, it's quite possible – if not likely – that Griner will be unavailable to begin the 2022 WNBA season.
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Struggles with shot Sunday
CPhoenix Mercury
July 7, 2024
Griner delivered nine points (3-9 FG, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and a block across 34 minutes in Sunday's 84-78 win over the Sparks.
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Available for Sunday's game
CPhoenix Mercury
July 7, 2024
Griner (personal) is available for Sunday's game against the Sparks, Eliav Gabay of Sports360AZ reports.
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Likely to play Sunday
CPhoenix Mercury
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July 7, 2024
Coach Nate Tibbetts said before Sunday's game against the Sparks that Griner (personal) "more than likely will play," Desert Wave Media reports.
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Questionable for Sunday
CPhoenix Mercury
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July 6, 2024
Griner (personal) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Sparks.
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Approaches double-double in victory
CPhoenix Mercury
July 4, 2024
Griner chipped in 24 points (10-14 FG, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, two blocks and three steals in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 104-96 win over Dallas.
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