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

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.

Which team will be the most fun to watch?
1. Los Angeles 33.3%
Los Angeles Sparks
2. Chicago 16.7%
3. Atlanta 8.3%
Detroit 8.3%
Minnesota 8.3%
Phoenix 8.3%
Sacramento 8.3%
San Antonio 8.3%

Which player is best at making her teammates better?
1. Sue Bird 25.0%
Sue Bird
Lindsay Whalen 25.0%
3. Katie Smith 16.7%
4. Vickie Johnson 8.3%
Lisa Leslie 8.3%
Ticha Penicheiro 8.3%
Diana Taurasi 8.3%

Which player has the best court smarts?
1. Sue Bird 35.0%
Sue Bird
2. Becky Hammon 20.0%
Katie Smith 20.0%
4. Kara Lawson 15.0%
5. Lindsay Whalen 10.0%

Who is the toughest player in the WNBA?
1. Katie Smith 63.6%
Katie Smith
2. Tully Bevilaqua 9.1%
Kara Braxton 9.1%
Tamika Catchings 9.1%
Yolanda Griffith 9.1%

Who is the most intense player in the WNBA?
1. Tamika Catchings 36.3%
Tamika Catchings
2. Katie Smith 27.2%
3. Seimone Augustus 9.1%
Kara Lawson 9.1%
Lisa Leslie 9.1%
DeLisha Milton-Jones 9.1%

Who is the most easy-going player on the court?
1. Seimone Augustus 18.2%
Seimone Augustus
Lindsay Whalen 18.2%
Sophia Young 18.2%
4. Tully Bevilaqua 9.1%
Candice Dupree 9.1%
Taj McWilliams 9.1%
Erin Perperoglou 9.1%
Brooke Wyckoff 9.1%

Which player is the best on-court leader?
1. Sue Bird 27.2%
Sue Bird
2. Becky Hammon 18.2%
Katie Smith 18.2%
4. Kara Lawson 9.1%
Lisa Leslie 9.1%
Ticha Penicheiro 9.1%
Lindsay Whalen 9.1%

Which player is the best locker-room leader?
1. Taj McWilliams 27.2%
Taj McWilliams
2. Lisa Leslie 18.2%
3. Sue Bird 9.1%
Yolanda Griffith 9.1%
Vickie Johnson 9.1%
Jennifer Lacy 9.1%
Kara Lawson 9.1%
Ticha Penicheiro 9.1%

Which player in the WNBA would you want taking a shot with the game on the line?
1. Diana Taurasi 63.6%
Diana Taurasi
2. Sue Bird 9.1%
Becky Hammon 9.1%
Kara Lawson 9.1%
Katie Smith 9.1%

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