2012 WNBA.com GM Survey: Defense

Who's the best all-around defender in the WNBA? How about in the paint? Or on the perimeter?

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.

1. Who will win the Defensive Player of the Year Award?
1. Tamika Catchings 41.67%
Tamika Catchings
2. Sylvia Fowles 25%
3. Angel McCoughtry 8.33%
Candace Parker 8.33%
DeWanna Bonner 8.33%
Essence Carson 8.33%

2. Who is the best perimeter defender in the WNBA?
1. Angel McCoughtry 25%
Angel McCoughtry
2. Tamika Catchings 16.7%
Tanisha Wright 16.7%
Armintie Price 16.7%
5. Katie Douglas 8.33%
Briann January 8.33%
Kelly Miller 8.33%

3. Who is the best interior defender in the WNBA?
1. Sylvia Fowles 58.33%
Sylvia Fowles
2. Tamika Catchings 25%
3. Candace Parker 8.33%
DeMya Walker 8.33%

4. Who is the best on-the-ball defender in the WNBA?
1. Tamika Catchings 41.67%
Tamika Catchings
2. Angel McCoughtry 16.7%
3. Armintie Price 16.7%
4. Lindsey Harding 8.33%
Tanisha Wright 8.33%
Essence Carson 8.33%

5. Which player best defends the passing lanes in the WNBA?
1. Tamika Catchings 25%
Tamika Catchings
Angel McCoughtry 25%
Armintie Price 25%
4. Tina Charles 8.33%
Katie Douglas 8.33%
Nicole Powell 8.33%

6. Which is the best defensive team in the WNBA?
1. Indiana Fever 45.45%
Indiana Fever
2. Seattle Storm 18.18%
3. New York Liberty 18.18%
4. Connecticut Sun 9.09%
Washington Mystics 9.09%

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Dream vs. Shock

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Liberty vs. Sky

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