What we know about Brittney Griner’s Mercury roster status (live),

Draft night is usually a very exciting time for all the teams at WNBA, a day to join the roster of new players to celebrate as the training camp gets closer.

"It's something we'll always remember," Mercury general manager Jim Pitman said after Monday's draft. "She is always there for us, and we want to make sure we continue to focus on everything we can to get her home quickly and safely."

At the start of the ESPN Draft television show, Holly Roy announced that Greener's full salary would be paid for the 2022 season and that he would not be suspended.

But Rowe said Mercury and the WNBA are "in talks" in favor of basketball and are trying to figure out what Roy's "roster relief" is considering the situation.

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A league source confirmed Roy's reporting to The Next to both funding and negotiations for cap relief.

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Non-suspension is important on both fronts, as any player whose contract is suspended does not receive payment from them and cannot play.

But the WNBA has a precedent for paying players when they don't count against the cap sheet, which happened in 2019 with Brenna Stewart.