Mercury cut 2 players to finalize roster

The Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday finalized their roster for the start of the 2014 season.

Needing to trim their roster by two players, the Mercury waived center Krystal Thomas and guard Briana Gilbreath-Butler.

The team’s 11-player roster for the season opener on Saturday is as follows:

NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB   FROM YRS
8 Mistie Bass F 6-3 190 12/02/1983   Duke 7
23 Tiffany Bias G 5-6   05/22/1992   Oklahoma State R
24 DeWanna Bonner G-F 6-4 137 08/21/1987   Auburn 5
4 Candice Dupree F 6-2 175 08/16/1984   Temple 8
42 Brittney Griner C 6-8 199 10/18/1990   Baylor 1
  Chelsea Hopkins G 5-8   07/02/1990   San Diego State 1
10 Anete Jekabsone-Zogota G 5-9 167 08/12/1983   Latvia 2
11 Ewelina Kobryn C 6-4 210 05/07/1982   Poland 3
14 Eshaya Murphy G 5-11 164 04/15/1985   USC 7
31 Erin Phillips G 5-8 165 05/19/1985   Australia 6
3 Diana Taurasi G 6-0 163 06/11/1982   Connecticut 10
13 Penny Taylor F 6-1 165 05/24/1981   Australia 12