Even though the team is two games into the young season there was one more cut to be made. After a 1-1 start to the season the Mercury cut the roster down to 10 players when they waived center Zane Tamane.
In just 15 minutes total time on the floor she scored zero points and grabbed just three rebounds. Tamane was an interesting addition to the roster that was in need of size and she brought that to the table. The 6-7 center played just 16 games in the WNBA (with Washington) before this season back in 2006. Since then she has played in Europe where she has been a very consistent performer.
With Penny Taylor out and officially a part of the roster still the Mercury are down to a roster of nine in reality. This move will do very little to effect the team on the court as Tamane played a very limited role in her time with the team.
This leaves the Mercury with Nakia Sanford, Avery Warley, and DeWanna Bonner to protect the paint. The Mercury face the 2-1 Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday, May 25th and their dynamic frontline of veteran Candice Parker and rookie sensation Nneka Ogwumike.