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Phoenix Mercury sign Candice Dupree to extension

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By Marina Todic
Posted Sep 24, 2012 in Sports
Phoenix Mercury have signed three-time All-Star Candice Dupree to a two-year contract extension.
Dupree had missed a total of 21 games due to a left-knee injury and will play her third game since the WNBA's Olympics break today vs. Seattle at US Airways Center, the Mercury's last game of the season.
Before the injury, she had started 151 straight games, the ninth-longest streak in WNBA history.
Dupree has averaged 15 points and 7.4 rebounds in just over two seasons with Phoenix. She has the two best rebounding seasons in franchise history and top three rebounding games. She also has the highest career shooting percentage in team history at 59.3 percent and fell just short of the WNBA record for a season by shooting 66.4 percent in 2010.
The Mercury will have a chance at earning one of the top four picks of next year's draft.
The WNBA draft lottery will commence Wednesday. At 7-26 record, this ties the franchise mark for most losses in a season. Whether the team gets the first pick or the fourth, DeWanna Bonner said keeping the team's current core together should be a priority.

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