They are going to have a great season," Taurasi said. "Sometimes you can't always base a season on wins and losses, but rather how you play and how you get better. They may not have any superstars but they have some very, very good players who came from very good college programs. They know what it takes to win.
Now, it might be overstating the case that the Phoenix Mercury are like a high-performance Italian sports car that can hit speeds of 250 mph. The Mercury don't go quite that fast.
Still, as the WNBA's defending champion and led again by 2009 league MVP Diana Taurasi, the Mercury are the favorites to win the title again, and do it in their customary "eat our dust" style.