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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2009 Predictions Best players Offseason moves Rookies, International
Defense Top coaches Skills & Abilities Intangibles
Who will win the Defensive Player of the Year Award?
Who will win the Defensive Player of the Year Award?
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Sky vs. Shock

Odyssey Sims scores 24 points to lead the Shock to a win over the Sky, 79-69.

Lynx vs. Sun

Maya Moore scores 17 points to help the Lynx beat the Sun, 76-65.

Dream vs. Mystics

Ivory Latta scores 21 points and Kara Lawson adds14 as the surging Mystics beat the Dream, 77-67.

Liberty vs. Mercury

Diana Taurasi records 15 points and 10 assists, Britney Griner adds 18 points as the Mercury roll to their 15th straight win.

Taurasi's Double-double

Diana Taurasi records a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists to lead the Mercury over the Liberty.