Who are the top five players? Who is the best coach? Which team has the best chance of dethroning the L.A. Sparks? Which player would GMs sign first if they were starting a team today?

WNBA.com posed questions to the league's general managers to learn what the people who make the decisions really think.



Which team will win the Eastern Conference?

New York – 37.5%

Indiana – 25.0%

Charlotte – 12.5%

Detroit – 12.5%

Washington – 12.5%

Which team has the best chance of dethroning the L.A. Sparks as WNBA champions?

Houston – 37.5%

Sacramento – 37.5%

Charlotte – 12.5%

Indiana – 12.5%


Which team will win the Western Conference?

Los Angeles – 75.0%

Houston – 25.0%

Which team will win the 2003 championship?

Los Angeles - 62.5%

Houston - 25.0%

Charlotte - 12.5%


MAY 22 RESULTS


Which player is most likely to dunk in a WNBA game in 2003?

Lisa Leslie – 64.3%

Michelle Snow – 35.7%

Who will win the 2003 Most Valuable Player award?

Lisa Leslie – 50.0%

Sheryl Swoopes – 37.5%

Tamika Catchings – 12.5%


Who is the WNBA's best international player?

Lauren Jackson – 62.5%

Janeth Arcain – 12.5%

Margo Dydek – 12.5%

Mwadi Mabika – 12.5%

Who is the most intense player on the court in the WNBA?

Tamika Catchings – 37.5%

Debbie Black – 25.0%

Jennifer Azzi – 12.5%

Cynthia Cooper – 12.5%

DeLisha Milton – 12.5%


Which team do you most enjoy watching?

Los Angeles – 42.8%

Charlotte – 14.3%

Indiana – 14.3%

Minnesota – 14.3%

San Antonio – 14.3%

Which player do you most enjoy watching?

Tamika Catchings – 37.5%

Mwadi Mabika – 25.0%

Sheryl Swoopes – 25.0%

Ticha Penicheiro – 12.5%


MAY 21 RESULTS


Who is the WNBA's best point guard?

Shannon Johnson – 37.5%

Jennifer Azzi – 12.5%

Sue Bird – 12.5%

Teresa Edwards – 12.5%

Dawn Staley – 12.5%

Nikki Teasley – 12.5%

Who is the WNBA's best shooting guard?

Marie Ferdinand – 37.5%

Katie Smith – 25.0%

Cynthia Cooper – 12.5%

Vickie Johnson – 12.5%

Mwadi Mabika* – 12.5%

* Also received votes at small forward

Who is the WNBA's best small forward?

Sheryl Swoopes – 50.0%

Mwadi Mabika* – 25.0%

Swin Cash – 12.5%

Chamique Holdsclaw – 12.5%

* Also received votes at shooting guard
Who is the WNBA's best power forward?

Tina Thompson – 37.5%

Yolanda Griffith* – 25.0%

Tamika Catchings – 12.5%

Lauren Jackson – 12.5%

DeLisha Milton – 12.5%

* Also received votes at center

Who is the WNBA's best center?

Lisa Leslie – 87.5%

Yolanda Griffith* – 12.5%

* Also received votes at power forward
Who is the WNBA’s best player,
regardless of position?

Sheryl Swoopes – 37.5%

Yolanda Griffith – 25.0%

Lisa Leslie – 25.0%

Tamika Catchings – 12.5%


Who is the best head coach in the WNBA?

Michael Cooper – 50.0%

Richie Adubato – 25.0%

Anne Donovan – 12.5%

Trudi Lacey – 12.5%

Which current player is most likely to become a WNBA head coach?

Dawn Staley – 75.0%

Teresa Edwards – 12.5%

Jennifer Gillom – 12.5%


MAY 20 RESULTS


Who has the best ball-handling skills?

Sue Bird - 33.3%

Ticha Penicheiro - 33.3%

Shannon Johnson - 16.7%

Nikki Teasley - 16.7%

Who has the best athleticism?

Mwadi Mabika - 50.0%

Marie Ferdinand - 25.0%

Tamika Catchings - 12.5%

Deanna Nolan - 12.5%


Who has the best basketball instincts?

Sheryl Swoopes – 28.6%

Latasha Byears – 14.3%

Cynthia Cooper – 14.3%

Tamecka Dixon – 14.3%

Katie Smith – 14.3%

Teresa Weatherspoon – 14.3%

Who is the best defender?

DeLisha Milton – 37.5%

Margo Dydek – 12.5%

Lisa Harrison – 12.5%

Shannon Johnson – 12.5%

Sheryl Swoopes – 12.5%

Tina Thompson – 12.5%


Who is the best pure shooter?

Becky Hammon – 28.6%

Allison Feaster – 14.3%

Mwadi Mabika – 14.3%

Crystal Robinson – 14.3%

Katie Smith – 14.3%

Sheryl Swoopes – 14.3%

Who is the best passer?

Ticha Penicheiro – 56.25%

Stacey Dales-Schuman – 12.5%

Dawn Staley – 12.5%

Nikki Teasley – 12.5%

Teresa Edwards – 6.25%


MAY 19 RESULTS


Which team will be the WNBA's most improved in 2003?

Detroit - 50.0%

Sacramento - 25.0%

Indiana - 12.5%

Minnesota- 12.5%

If you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the WNBA, who would it be?

Lisa Leslie - 28.6%

Tamika Catchings - 28.6%

Margo Dydek - 14.3%

Yolanda Griffith - 14.3%

Sheryl Swoopes - 14.3%


Who will win the 2003 Rookie of the
Year award?

LaToya Thomas- 57.1%

Teresa Edwards - 14.3%

Cheryl Ford - 14.3%

Gwen Jackson - 14.3%

Which 2002 WNBA rookie will have the best sophomore season in 2003?

Swin Cash - 50.0%

Tamika Catchings - 25.0%

Asjha Jones - 12.5%

Nikki Teasley - 12.5%


Who is the WNBA's most underrated player?

Latasha Byears - 14.3%

Allison Feaster - 14.3%

Marie Ferdinand - 14.3%

Adrienne Goodson - 14.3%

Tamicha Jackson - 14.3%

Vickie Johnson - 14.3%

Sheri Sam - 14.3%

Which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2003?

Tamicha Jackson - 28.6%

Ruth Riley - 28.6%

Swin Cash - 14.3%

Lauren Jackson - 14.3%

Nikki Teasley - 14.3%




GENERAL MANAGER SURVEY: RESULTS ARCHIVE

Oct. 23: Who is the most intense player on the court in the NBA?
Alonzo Mourning - 20.0%
Ben Wallace - 16.0%
Allen Iverson - 12.0%
Kobe Bryant - 8.0%
Kevin Garnett - 8.0%
Michael Jordan - 8.0%
Kenyon Martin - 8.0%
Ron Artest - 4.0%
Jason Kidd - 4.0%
Gary Payton - 4.0%
Jerry Stackhouse - 4.0%
Jerome Williams - 4.0%

Oct. 22: Who is the player most likely to make a -->

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