The WNBA will honor Phoenix center Brittney Griner with a floor decal. The decal will feature Griner’s initials “BG” as well as her No. 42.
All 12 teams will have the decal on their home courts starting with the season opener Friday night. Griner is still being detained in Russia. The league also approved giving the Mercury both roster and salary cap relief so they can carry a replacement player until Griner returns home.
Griner will be paid her full salary of nearly $228,000.
"Brittney has been detained for 75 days and our expectation is that the White House do whatever is necessary to bring her home," Griner's agent, Lindsay Kagawa Colas, said in a statement.
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