WNBA General Managers make their picks for 2011
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 Seattle Storm? 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 66.7%
Tamika Catchings
2. Essence Carson 8.3%
Tina Charles 8.3%
Angel McCoughtry 8.3%
Candace Parker 8.3%

Who is the best perimeter defender in the WNBA?
1. Tamika Catchings 58.3%
Tamika Catchings
2. Tanisha Wright 16.7%
3. Essence Carson 8.3%
Katie Douglas 8.3%
Angel McCoughtry 8.3%

Who is the best interior defender in the WNBA?
1. Tina Charles 25%
Tina Charles
Sylvia Fowles 25%
3. Tamika Catchings 16.7%
4. Rebekkah Brunson 8.3%
Lauren Jackson 8.3%
Sancho Lyttle 8.3%
Candace Parker 8.3%

Who is the best on-the-ball defender in the WNBA?
1. Tamika Catchings 33.3%
Tamika Catchings
2. Tanisha Wright 25%
3. Lindsey Harding 16.7%
4. Tully Bevilaqua 8.3%
Angel McCoughtry 8.3%
Armintie Price 8.3%

Which player best defends the passing lanes in the WNBA?
1. Angel McCoughtry 63.6%
Angel McCoughtry
2. Tamika Catchings 18.1%
3. Candace Parker 9.1%
Penicheiro 9.1%

Which is the best defensive team in the WNBA?
1. Indiana Fever 54.5%
Indiana Fever
2. Seattle Storm 9.1%
New York Liberty 9.1%
Washington Mystics 9.1%
Tulsa Shock 9.1%
Connecticut Sun 9.1%

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Video

Sun vs. Mystics

Ivory Latta scores 23 points and dishes out six assists to lift the Mystics past the Sun.

Odyssey Sims Career-High

Odyssey Sims goes for a career-high 39 points in the Shocks game versus the Stars.

Skylar Diggins Career-High

Skylar Diggins scores a career-high 34 points in the Shocks game versus the Stars.

Sky vs. Fever

Sylvia Fowles scores 21 points and pulls down 10 rebounds to lead the Sky to a 60-57 victory over the Fever.

Shock vs. Stars

Kayla McBride scores 23 points and the Stars overcome career-highs by Sims and Diggins to beat Tulsa 95-93.