Injured Phoenix star Diana Taurasi, among others, was impressed by the Lynx in the home opener as they took apart the Mercury 105-83 on Target Center and national TV on Sunday.
Taurasi told Mechelle Voepel of espnW: "My first thought of them is, 'They're really deep. You take Seimone (Augustus) out and bring in Monica Wright, who with other teams would be a starter. You have Candice Wiggins. You have (back-up center Jessica) Adair. I mean, whew. I hope when we get to a point where we get all our pieces right and healthy, we can have that many people have an impact on the game."
Here's the rest of Voepel's story, which is all the more interesting because the Mercury were one of those teams -- OK, one of the many teams -- the Lynx used to look up to, both in terms of talent and the standings, until last season's title run.
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