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Who are the top five players? Who is the best coach? Which team has the best chance of taking the title from the Detroit Shock? Which player would GMs sign first if they were starting a team today?

Once again, WNBA.com posed questions to the league's general managers to learn what the people who make the decisions really think about these topics and more.


MAY 17 RESULTS

Which team will win the 2007 WNBA Finals?

Detroit Shock - 27.3%

Indiana Fever - 27.3%

Connecticut Sun - 9.1%

Houston Comets - 9.1%

Minnesota Lynx - 9.1%

Phoenix Mercury - 9.1%

Sacramento Monarchs - 9.1%

Who will be the 2007 WNBA MVP?

Diana Taurasi - 45.5%

Tamika Catchings - 27.3%

Lauren Jackson - 18.2%

Tina Thompson - 9.1%


Which team will win the Eastern Conference?

Detroit Shock - 45.5%

Indiana Fever - 36.4%

Connecticut Sun - 18.2%

Which team will win the Western Conference?

Sacramento Monarchs - 45.5%

Phoenix Mercury - 18.2%

Houston Comets - 9.1%

Los Angeles Sparks - 9.1%

Minnesota Lynx - 9.1%

Seattle Storm - 9.1%


Which teams will qualify for the playoffs in the East?

Detroit Shock - 100%

Connecticut Sun - 90.9%

Indiana Fever - 90.9%

Washington Mystics - 81.8%

Chicago Sky - 18.2%

New York Liberty - 18.2%

Which teams will qualify for the playoffs in the West?

Sacramento Monarchs - 90.9%

Seattle Storm - 81.8%

Phoenix Mercury - 72.7%

Los Angeles Sparks - 63.6%

San Antonio Silver Stars - 63.6%

Minnesota Lynx - 18.2%

Houston Comets - 9.1%


Which team made the best offseason moves overall?

San Antonio Silver Stars - 36.4%

Indiana Fever - 27.3%

Minnesota Lynx - 18.2%

Los Angeles Sparks - 9.1%

Sacramento Monarchs - 9.1%

Which one player acquisition will make the biggest impact in 2007?

Taj McWilliams-Franklin - 27.3%

Lindsey Harding - 18.2%

Tammy Sutton-Brown - 18.2%

Ruth Riley - 13.6%

Katie Feenstra - 9.1%

Tangela Smith - 9.1%

Becky Hammon - 4.5%

Which team will be the most fun to watch?

Phoenix Mercury - 72.7%

Houston Comets - 9.1%

Minnesota Lynx - 9.1%

San Antonio Silver Stars - 9.1%

Which WNBA player would you most want taking a shot with the game on the line?

Diana Taurasi - 36.4%

Deanna Nolan - 18.2%

Katie Smith - 18.2%

Seimone Augustus - 9.1%

Becky Hammon - 9.1%

Kara Lawson - 9.1%


MAY 16 RESULTS
Who is the best point guard in the WNBA?

Sue Bird - 45.5%

Lindsay Whalen - 27.3%

Nikki Teasley - 18.2%

Cappie Pondexter - 9.1%

Who is the best shooting guard in the WNBA?

Diana Taurasi - 54.5%

Deanna Nolan - 18.2%

Alana Beard - 9.1%

Nykesha Sales - 9.1%

Katie Smith - 9.1%


Who is the best small forward in the WNBA?

Tamika Catchings - 45.5%

Seimone Augustus - 18.2%

Penny Taylor - 18.2%

Chamique Holdsclaw - 9.1%

Nicole Powell - 9.1%

Who is the best power forward in the WNBA?

Lauren Jackson - 45.5%

Cheryl Ford - 18.2%

Tina Thompson - 18.2%

Tamika Catchings - 9.1%

DeMya Walker - 9.1%


Who is the best center in the WNBA?

Lisa Leslie - 45.5%

Lauren Jackson - 18.2%

Janell Burse - 9.1%

Margo Dydek - 9.1%

Cheryl Ford - 9.1%

Taj McWilliams-Franklin - 9.1%

Which player has the greatest hunger to win a championship in 2007?

Tamika Catchings - 27.3%

Taj McWilliams-Franklin - 18.2%

Yolanda Griffith - 9.1%

Vickie Johnson - 9.1%

Asjha Jones - 9.1%

Nykesha Sales - 9.1%

Katie Smith - 9.1%

Diana Taurasi - 9.1%


Who is the best head coach in the WNBA?

Mike Thibault - 54.5%

Richie Adubato - 9.1%

Michael Cooper - 9.1%

Paul Westhead - 9.1%

Brian Winters - 9.1%

Don Zierden - 9.1%

Which head coach is the best strategic/X's and O's coach?

Mike Thibault - 54.5%

Richie Adubato - 18.2%

Michael Cooper - 9.1%

Anne Donovan - 9.1%

Don Zierden - 9.1%


Which head coach is the best manager/motivator of players?

Bill Laimbeer - 30%

Michael Cooper - 20%

Anne Donovan - 20%

Mike Thibault - 10%

Karleen Thompson - 10%

Don Zierden - 10%


Which head coach is the best at developing young players?

Michael Cooper - 30%

Mike Thibault - 20%

Brian Winters - 20%

Anne Donovan - 10%

Dan Hughes - 10%

Don Zierden - 10%


Who is the best assistant coach in the WNBA?

Tom Abatemarco - 20%

Jessie Kenlaw - 20%

Brian Agler - 10%

Lin Dunn - 10%

Teresa Edwards - 10%

Cheryl Reeve - 10%

Heidi VanDerveer - 10%

Scott Hawk - 5%

Bernadette Mattox - 5%

Which active player would make the best head coach someday?

Kara Lawson - 16.7%

Sue Bird - 11.1%

Becky Hammon - 11.1%

Vickie Johnson - 11.1%

Tamika Raymond - 11.1%

Ruth Riley - 11.1%

Crystal Robinson - 11.1%

Michelle Snow - 11.1%

Yolanda Griffith - 5.6%




MAY 15 RESULTS
Who is the most athletic player in the WNBA?

Deanna Nolan - 63.6%

Tamika Catchings - 18.2%

Rebekkah Brunson - 9.1%

Marie Ferdinand-Harris - 9.1%

Which player has the best post moves?

Taj McWilliams-Franklin - 36.4%

Lisa Leslie - 18.2%

Kara Braxton - 9.1%

Yolanda Griffith - 9.1%

Nicole Ohlde - 9.1%

DeMya Walker - 9.1%

Sophia Young - 9.1%


Which player is the league's best pure shooter?

Laurie Koehn - 18.2%

Deanna Nolan - 18.2%

Katie Smith - 18.2%

Diana Taurasi - 18.2%

Shanna Crossley - 9.1%

Katie Douglas - 9.1%

Kara Lawson - 4.5%

Nicole Powell - 4.5%

Which player is the league's best leaper?

Deanna Nolan - 54.5%

Rebekkah Brunson - 18.2%

Swin Cash - 9.1%

Navonda Moore - 9.1%

Sophia Young - 9.1%


Who is the best-passing post player?

Ruth Riley - 27.3%

Margo Dydek - 18.2%

Yolanda Griffith - 18.2%

Lisa Leslie - 18.2%

Janel McCarville - 9.1%

Tina Thompson - 9.1%

Who is the best fast-break finisher?

Cappie Pondexter - 27.3%

Deanna Nolan - 18.2%

Diana Taurasi - 18.2%

Alana Beard - 9.1%

Swin Cash - 9.1%

Chamique Holdsclaw - 9.1%

Lindsay Whalen - 9.1%


Who is the quickest player with the ball?

Deanna Nolan - 72.7%

Temeka Johnson - 18.2%

Becky Hammon - 9.1%

Which player has the best court smarts?

Katie Smith - 36.4%

Sue Bird - 18.2%

Tully Bevilaqua - 9.1%

Becky Hammon - 9.1%

Lauren Jackson - 9.1%

Kara Lawson - 9.1%

Lindsay Whalen - 9.1%


Which player is best at making her teammates better?

Lindsay Whalen - 27.3%

Alana Beard - 9.1%

Tully Bevilaqua - 9.1%

Sue Bird - 9.1%

Katie Douglas - 9.1%

Cappie Pondexter - 9.1%

Katie Smith - 9.1%

Diana Taurasi - 9.1%

Tina Thompson - 9.1%

Who is the toughest player in the WNBA?

Katie Smith - 31.8%

Cheryl Ford - 18.2%

Tully Bevilaqua - 9.1%

Tamika Catchings - 9.1%

Helen Darling - 9.1%

Lauren Jackson - 9.1%

Tamika Whitmore - 9.1%

Yolanda Griffith - 4.5%


Who is the most intense player in the WNBA?

Tamika Catchings - 45.5%

Katie Smith - 18.2%

Latasha Byears - 9.1%

Yolanda Griffith - 9.1%

Kara Lawson - 9.1%

Plenette Pierson - 9.1%

Who is the most easy-going player on the court?

Seimone Augustus - 10%

Erin Buescher - 10%

Katie Douglas - 10%

Candice Dupree - 10%

Margo Dydek - 10%

Deanna Nolan - 10%

Ticha Penicheiro - 10%

Ruth Riley - 10%

Diana Taurasi - 10%

Nikki Teasley - 10%


Which player is the best on-court leader?

Lauren Jackson - 18.2%

Lisa Leslie - 18.2%

Tully Bevilaqua - 9.1%

Sue Bird - 9.1%

Tamika Catchings - 9.1%

Yolanda Griffith - 9.1%

Kara Lawson - 9.1%

Ticha Penicheiro - 9.1%

Sheryl Swoopes - 9.1%

Which player is the best locker-room leader?

Yolanda Griffith - 18.8%

Swin Cash - 12.5%

Vickie Johnson - 12.5%

Kara Lawson - 12.5%

Taj McWilliams-Franklin - 12.5%

Murriel Page - 12.5%

Sheryl Swoopes - 12.5%

Ticha Penicheiro - 6.3%




MAY 14 RESULTS

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

Tamika Catchings - 36.4%

Diana Taurasi - 36.4%

Seimone Augustus - 9.1%

Cheryl Ford - 9.1%

Deanna Nolan - 9.1%

Which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2007?

Kara Braxton - 10%

Erin Buescher - 10%

Iziane Castro Marques - 10%

Lindsey Harding - 10%

Delisha Milton-Jones - 10%

Chelsea Newton - 10%

Nicole Ohlde - 10%

Michelle Snow - 10%

Mistie Williams- 10%

Sophia Young - 10%


Who has the single most effective offensive move in the game today?

Lauren Jackson (Turn-around baseline fadeaway) - 20%

Diana Taurasi (Fadeaway jumper) - 20%

Cheryl Ford (Lowering shoulder and overpowering opponent) - 10%

Deanna Nolan (Pull-up jumper at the foul line) - 10%

Deanna Nolan (Stutter-step to the basket) - 10%

Cappie Pondexter (Crossover dribble) - 10%

Sheryl Swoopes (Slash to the hoop) - 10%

DeMya Walker (Up-and-under step-through) - 10%

Who is the most underrated player in the WNBA?

Kelly Miller - 22.2%

Alana Beard - 11.1%

Tully Bevilaqua - 11.1%

Dominique Canty - 11.1%

Asjha Jones - 11.1%

Kara Lawson - 11.1%

Deanna Nolan - 11.1%

Diana Taurasi - 11.1%



Which rookie will be the best player in five years?
Armintie Price - 54.5%

Lindsey Harding - 18.2%

Alison Bales - 9.1%

Jessica Davenport - 9.1%

Katie Gearlds - 9.1%

Which "sleeper" rookie is most likely to be a success?

Alison Bales - 18.2%

Bernice Mosby - 18.2%

Katie Gearlds - 9.1%

Kamesha Hairston - 9.1%

Ashley Key - 9.1%

Camille Little - 9.1%

Navonda Moore - 9.1%

Stephanie Raymond - 9.1%

Ashley Shields - 9.1%


Which team will be most improved in 2007?

Minnesota Lynx - 36.4%

Chicago Sky - 27.3%

San Antonio Silver Stars - 27.3%

Seattle Storm- 9.1%

Which team will be the most fun to watch?

Phoenix Mercury - 72.7%

Houston Comets - 9.1%

Minnesota Lynx - 9.1%

San Antonio Silver Stars - 9.1%


Who is the best perimeter defender in the WNBA?

Tamika Catchings - 27.3%

Katie Douglas - 18.2%

Deanna Nolan - 18.2%

Alana Beard - 9.1%

Tully Bevilaqua - 9.1%

Chelsea Newton - 9.1%

Katie Smith - 9.1%

Who is the best interior defender in the WNBA?

Taj McWilliams-Franklin - 36.4%

Yolanda Griffith - 18.2%

Lisa Leslie - 18.2%

Cheryl Ford - 9.1%

Ruth Riley - 9.1%

Michelle Snow - 9.1%


Who is the best international player in the WNBA?

Lauren Jackson - 72.7%

Margo Dydek - 9.1%

Mwadi Mabika - 9.1%

Penny Taylor - 9.1%

Which international player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2007?

Iziane Castro Marques - 50%

Svetlana Abrosimova - 10%

Erika De Souza - 10%

Marta Fernandez - 10%

Mwadi Mabika - 10%

Kathrin Ress - 10%