WNBA General Managers make their picks for 2009
GM Survey: Skills & Abilities

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 player is the most athletic?
1. Deanna Nolan 72.7%
Deanna Nolan
2. Candace Parker 18.2%
3. Sophia Young 9.1%

Which player has the best post moves?
1. Lisa Leslie 63.6%
Lisa Leslie
2. Candice Dupree 9.1%
Lauren Jackson 9.1%
Candace Parker 9.1%
DeMya Walker 9.1%

Which player is the best pure shooter?
1. Katie Smith 27.2%
Katie Smith
2. Becky Hammon 22.7%
3. Diana Taurasi 13.6%
4. Shanna Crossley 9.1%
Kelly Mazzante 9.1%
Cappie Pondexter 9.1%
7. Kara Lawson 4.5%
Nicole Powell 4.5%

Which player is the best leaper?
1. Deanna Nolan 63.6%
Deanna Nolan
2. Rebekkah Brunson 27.2%
3. Sylvia Fowles 9.1%

Which player is the best-passing post player?
1. Janel McCarville 27.2%
Janel McCarville
2. Lisa Leslie 18.2%
Candace Parker 18.2%
4. Crystal Kelly 9.1%
Ruth Riley 9.1%
Ann Wauters 9.1%
Sophia Young 9.1%

Which player is the quickest with the ball?
1. Deanna Nolan 45.4%
Deanna Nolan
2. Sue Bird 9.1%
Shannon Bobbitt 9.1%
Iziane Castro Marques 9.1%
Lindsey Harding 9.1%
Temeka Johnson 9.1%
Betty Lennox 9.1%

Which player is the best fast-break finisher?
1. Deanna Nolan 25.0%
Deanna Nolan
2. Cappie Pondexter 16.7%
Sophia Young 16.7%
4. Lauren Jackson 8.3%
Betty Lennox 8.3%
Candace Parker 8.3%
Lindsay Whalen 8.3%
Candice Wiggins 8.3%

Who has the single most effective individual offensive move in the game today?
1. Seimone Augustus (runner) 20.0%
Seimone Augustus
Lauren Jackson (turnaround jumper) 20.0%
Cappie Pondexter (crossover) 20.0%
4. Charde Houston (spin move) 10.0%
Janel McCarville – (baseline drive to score/dish) 10.0%
Deanna Nolan (pull-up jumper) 10.0%
Diana Taurasi (step back) 10.0%

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