As you might expect, the Mercury were very upbeat and positive when they introduced their new power forward, Candice Dupree to the local media.
All the right things were said about missing and appreciating Cappie and welcoming a player of Candice's caliber to the team.
For the 2009 season, Dupree tied for second place in the WNBA with 268 total rebounds.
Dupree would win her first WNBA championship with the Mercury in 2014 as they swept her former team, the Chicago Sky 3-0 in the finals.
Dupree was selected 6th overall in the 2006 WNBA Draft by the Chicago Sky, an expansion team that year.
As a rookie, she was named to the Eastern Conference WNBA All Star team.
The Mercury defeated the Sky 87-82 to win the championship.
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I've been in Phoenix for a while now, and I think the city suits me well.Brittney Griner had 18 points and five rebounds while Diana Taurasi scored 16 points with 10 assists for the Mercury, who have won five straight Since being drafted a little over a month ago by the Phoenix Mercury, life has certainly been a whirlwind.I've been from the East coast to the West coast on media tours, have done countless interviews and met a lot of new people -- and I've loved every minute of it.Candice Dupree had 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists while De Wanna Bonner gave 13 points for the Mercury, who shot 50.7 percent (34-for-67) to take a 1-0 lead in this best-of-three series De Wanna Bonner and Candice Dupree dropped in 18 points apiece to propel the Phoenix Mercury to an 80-76 win over the New York Liberty at the Prudential Center.Bonner made 4-of-5 shots from 3-point range and all four of her free throw attempts in the win, the Mercury's fourth straight De Wanna Bonner and Candice Dupree each scored 20 points to help the Phoenix Mercury to a 94-87 victory over the New York Liberty on Tuesday.