Griner has plan for ‘Late Night with Conan’ appearance

Phoenix Mercury rookie Brittney Griner’s balky knee has made her a game-time decision for Sunday’s home showdown with the Los Angeles Sparks. But she’s an absolute go for a Monday night appearance on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien.”

“I’m looking forward to that,” Griner said after Friday’s workout on the practice court at US Airways Center. “I’m kind of excited to see what he has planned for me.”

Griner’s gameplan for Conan and TBS may be a work in progress, but she does have at least one sartorial maneuver figured out.

“I’m wearing a bow tie,” she said before admitting that her actual bow-tie count is a mystery. “I’m not sure. Every time I go to the store, I pick up some more bow ties.”