WNBA General Managers make their picks for 2009
GM Survey: Best Players

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 2009 MVP?
1. Lisa Leslie 41.6%
Lisa Leslie
2. Lauren Jackson 16.7%
3. Seimone Augustus 8.3%
Tamika Catchings 8.3%

Sylvia Fowles 8.3%

Kara Lawson 8.3%

Diana Taurasi 8.3%

If you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the WNBA, who would it be?
1. Candace Parker 36.3%
Candace Parker
2. Tamika Catchings 18.2%
Lauren Jackson 18.2%
Diana Taurasi 18.2%
Sylvia Fowles 9.1%

Which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2009?
1. Sylvia Fowles 27.2%
Sylvia Fowles
2. Matee Ajavon 9.1%
Kara Braxton 9.1%
Laura Harper 9.1%
Sancho Lyttle 9.1%
Katie Mattera 9.1%
Erin Phillips 9.1%
Candice Wiggins 9.1%
Tanisha Wright 9.1%

Which player do you think has the greatest hunger to win a championship in 2009?
1. Tamika Catchings 25%
Tamika Catchings

Lisa Leslie 25%
3. Becky Hammon 8.3%
Chamique Holdsclaw 8.3%
Vickie Johnson 8.3%
Asjha Jones 8.3%

Kara Lawson 8.3%
Tina Thompson 8.3%

Who is the best point guard in the WNBA?
1. Sue Bird 58.3%
Sue Bird
2 Lindsay Whalen 16.7%
3. Becky Hammon 8.3%
Ticha Penicheiro 8.3%
Katie Smith 8.3%

Who is the best shooting guard in the WNBA?
1. Deanna Nolan 50%
Deanna Nolan
2 Diana Taurasi 20.8%
3. Cappie Pondexter 16.7%
4. Betty Lennox 8.3%
5. Katie Smith 4.1%

Who is the best small forward in the WNBA?
1. Tamika Catchings 22.7%
Tamika Catchings
2. Sophia Young 13.6%
3. Seimone Augustus 9.1%
Chamique Holdsclaw 9.1%
Candace Parker 9.1%
Nicole Powell 9.1%
Katie Smith 9.1%
Diana Taurasi 9.1%
Tina Thompson 9.1%

Who is the best power forward in the WNBA?
1. Tina Thompson 36.3%
Tina Thompson
2. Lauren Jackson 27.2%
3. Rebekkah Brunson 9.1%
Asjha Jones 9.1%
Candace Parker 9.1%
Sophia Young 9.1%

Who is the best center in the WNBA?
1. Lisa Leslie 58.3%
Lisa Leslie
2. Lauren Jackson 16.7%
3. Sylvia Fowles 16.7%
Erika DeSouza 8.3%

Who is the most underrated player in the WNBA?
1. Seimone Augustus 9.1%
Seimone Augustus
Tully Bevilaqua 9.1%
Sue Bird 9.1%
Asjha Jones 9.1%
Coco Miller 9.1%
DeLisha Milton-Jones 9.1%
Deanna Nolan 9.1%
Jia Perkins 9.1%
Erin Perperoglou 9.1%
Cappie Pondexter 9.1%
Katie Smith 9.1%

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