Fan-Faves 04: Most Valuable Player

With the 2004 season winding down, WNBA.com wants to know what players you think really stood out this year. Over the course of the week, we'll roll out poll pages for: Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player, Coach of the Year, and Most Valuable Player. Here's your chance to vote for your favorites!

Most Valuable Player

Swin Cash, Detroit Shock
Cash has emerged as the defending champions' go-to player, and is having yet another tremendous all-around season (16.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.38 spg).
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Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever
The athletic Catchings ranks in the top 10 in the WNBA in points (16.4), rebounds (7.3) and steals (1.91). Her shot-blocking (1.16 bpg) and passing (3.4 apg) have also been exceptional.

Lauren Jackson, Seattle Storm
Jackson is the rare player who can dominate inside (20.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.07 bpg), yet is also deadly from the outside (.451 3P%). The Storm have the league's second-best record.

Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles Sparks
Leslie is the only player in the league averaging a double-double (17.8 ppg, 10.0 rpg). She's also arguably the game's top defender (1.56 spg, 3.00 bpg), and has the Sparks on top of the WNBA.

Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
Super-rook Taurasi (16.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.25 spg) has the Mercury competing for a playoff spot in 2004 after they finished 8-26 last season.

Tina Thompson, Houston Comets
Although the Comets have faltered this season, Thompson is enjoying one of the best seasons of her career (19.9 ppg, 6.3 rpg, .389 3P%).

(Photo credits, top to bottom: Jesse D. Garrabrant, Bill Baptist, Allen Einstein, Noah Graham, Barry Gossage, Mitchell Layton/NBAE/Getty Images ... All statistics through games played on Sept. 15.)

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