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Skylar Diggins-Smith teases free agency with social media banter

Skylar Diggins-Smith made the All-WNBA first team with the Phoenix Mercury in 2022. (Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Skylar Diggins-Smith is teasing her WNBA free agency on social media.

Over the weekend, the 33-year-old guard addressed fans’ ideas of where she should go. It started when one fan suggested that Diggins-Smith should do a “Final 5” graphic for free agency in the vein of recruits announcing their college decisions.

“5 teams is a lot!” Diggins-Smith wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. “You think it’s 5 teams I fit on?”

The six-time WNBA All-Star is set to be a free agent. And while Diggins-Smith sat out the 2023 season after giving birth to her second child, her time with the Phoenix Mercury came to a contentious end.

While neither side has completely opened up about the frayed relationship, Diggins-Smith has been vocal about her desire to move on. Back in September, she told Edition that she hopes to be “supported” by her next team.

“I’ve definitely been working towards trying to have one of my most productive years next year, because I think a lot of times—especially in sports—you’re not encouraged to have kids. And the teams that I played for in the past when I got pregnant didn’t like that,” she said. “And so I’m looking forward to being somewhere where my family and I are supported and welcomed.”

Some pointed out the Connecticut Sun as a possible landing spot, while others said she should join an already stacked New York Liberty squad that recently made the WNBA Finals. That got Diggins-Smith’s attention, with her posing the question: “Would I come off the bench?”

But she also made a promise that she wouldn’t do free agency emojis, a la star 2022 free agent Breanna Stewart, who teased her free agency decision with emojis for weeks in the lead up to her signing with New York.