WNBA General Managers make their picks for 2009
GM Survey: Defense

Who is the best player in the game? 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.

Who will win the Defensive Player of the Year Award?
1. Tamika Catchings 25.0%
Tamika Catchings
Lisa Leslie 25.0%
3. Sylvia Fowles 16.7%
Lauren Jackson 16.7%
5. Hamchetou Maiga-Ba 8.3%
Deanna Nolan 8.3%

Who is the best perimeter defender in the WNBA?
1. Tamika Catchings 27.2%
Deanna Nolan
Deanna Nolan 27.2%
3. Alana Beard 9.1%
Vickie Johnson 9.1%
Chelsea Newton 9.1%
Erin Perperoglou 9.1%
Armintie Price 9.1%

Who is the best interior defender in the WNBA?
1. Lisa Leslie 50.0%
Lisa Leslie
2. Sylvia Fowles 16.7%
3. Tamika Catchings 8.3%
Lauren Jackson 8.3%
Taj McWilliams 8.3%
DeLisha Milton-Jones 8.3%

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