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With Nicole Ohlde injured most of the 2009 season, the Mercury were left with a gang-rebounding mentality that became increasingly difficult against teams with size and length.
Dupree’s passing ability was an enormously attractive quality when the Mercury began looking to replace Pondexter.“I’ve never had that,” Dupree said when asked about being on a team with so many shooters.“I’ve maybe had 1-2 in college but I’ve never played with the amount of shooters the Mercury has.Dupree averaged about 2 apg during her time in Chicago, and that was with a team who sorely missed outside shooters.Now, with the Mercury, Dupree has 5-7 legitimate threats along the perimeter to pass to when the inevitable double-team comes from opposing teams.“We played Penny [Taylor] there but that really isn’t her position. Our offense needs to evolve and before we were playing more outside-in, now we have the ability to play inside-out. The amount of poise Dupree plays with, and her ability to shoot the ball so effectively, could be key towards Bonner’s growth as a player.
Candice will create a lot of double-teams which will leave our shooters open on the perimeter.” If you had to guess which Mercury player was the first to congratulate Dupree on coming to Phoenix, who would it be? “I think there is potential for that, sure,” Dupree said of mentoring Bonner.
Though, any anxiety Mercury fans have should be immediately put to rest. “She was the first one to send me a message on Facebook.
“Our offense is set up for a dominant scorer down low,” Mercury head coach Corey Gaines said. I don’t do that Twitter stuff .” In many ways, second-year player De Wanna Bonner could benefit the most with Dupree as a member of the Mercury.
“It’s an asset for us to have Candice down low,” Corey Gaines said.
“It will only make us better.” For Dupree, basketball has always been about taking care of business.
It makes the game so much easier and takes a lot of pressure off me down low.