WNBA General Managers make their picks for 2010
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 Phoenix Mercury? 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 45.5%
Tamika Catchings
2. Angel McCoughtry 18.2%
3. Candace Parker 9%
Lauren Jackson 9%
Briann January 9%
Nicky Anosike 9%

Who is the best perimeter defender in the WNBA?
1. Tamika Catchings 40%
Tamika Catchings
2. Angel McCoughtry 30%
3. Swin Cash 10%
Tanisha Wright 10%
Kaite Douglas 10%

Who is the best interior defender in the WNBA?
1. Nicky Anosike 30%
Nicky Anosike
2. Lauren Jackson 20%
3. Taj McWilliams-Frankliln 10%
Ruth Riley 10%
Sylvia Fowles 10%
Tina Thompson 10%
Tamika Catchings 10%

Who is the best on-the-ball defender in the WNBA?
1. Tanisha Wright 20%
Tanisha Wright
Tully Bevilaqua 20%
3. DeLisha Milton-Jones 10%
Lindsey Harding 10%
Briann January 10%
Hamchetou Maiga Ba 10%
Katie Smith 10%

Which player best defends the passing lanes in the WNBA?
1. Angel McCoughtry 30%
Angel McCoughtry
2. Tamika Catchings 20%
3. Izi Castro Marques 10%
Briann January 10%
Nicky Anosike 10%
Diana Taurasi 10%
Candace Parker 10%

Which is the best defensive team in the WNBA?
1. Indiana Fever 60%
Indiana
2. Phoenix 10%
Washington 10%
Seattle 10%
Connecticut 10%

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Video

Sun vs. Dream

Angel McCoughtry scores 25 points, Tiffany Hayes adds 23 points as the Dream snap their four-game losing streak with a win over the Sun.

Fever vs. Sparks

Nneka Ogwumike scores 21 points and Alana Beard adds 17 to help the Sparks beat the Fever, 77-73.

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.