The turmoil in Phoenix continues, with Skylar Diggins-Smith taking her most recent qualms to Twitter on Thursday.
Diggins-Smith responded to a tweet from the Phoenix Mercury’s official account of head coach Vanessa Nygaard commenting on teammate Diana Taurasi’s snub from the 2022 WNBA All-Star roster.
“She should be an All-Star and that there will be a game in Chicago, but it will not be an All-Star Game because Diana Taurasi is not there,” Nygaard said in the video of her press conference, to which Diggins-Smith responded with a clown emoji.
Diggins-Smith will be a part of the league’s All-Star Game after being named one of 12 reserves on Tuesday.
🤡 https://t.co/IFLB1XRjgD— Skylar Diggins-Smith (@SkyDigg4) July 1, 2022
The social media callout comes after a series of heated exchanges this season between Diggins-Smith, Taurasi and Nygaard.
During a game in May, Taurasi and Diggins-Smith had to be separated by their teammates after a verbal disagreement escalated on the bench.
Skylar Diggins-Smith and Diana Taurasi had to be separated after a heated exchange on the bench. pic.twitter.com/QGCghYuHAf— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 18, 2022
Skylar Diggins-Smith and Diana Taurasi had to be separated after a heated exchange on the bench. pic.twitter.com/QGCghYuHAf
Last month, Skylar Diggins-Smith appeared disgruntled as she expressed her frustration to Nygaard during a game timeout.
In an unexpected turn of events, Tina Charles left the Mercury on Saturday via contract divorce after signing with the team in February. The star center, who had reportedly been unhappy with her role in Phoenix’s offense for most of the season, has since joined the Seattle Storm.
The Mercury, 9-12 and eighth in the league standings, have won three straight games since Charles’ departure.