2012 WNBA.com GM Survey: Miscellaneous

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 Minnesota Lynx? 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 team is the most fun to watch?
1. Phoenix Mercury 54.54%
Phoenix Mercury
2. Minnesota Lynx 27.27%
3. Atlanta Dream 9.09%
San Antonio Silver Stars 9.09%

Which team has the best home-court advantage?
1. Seattle Storm 81.81%
Seattle Storm
2. Connecticut Sun 9.09%
Minnesota Lynx 9.09%

Which player is the most athletic?
1. Angel McCoughtry 36.36%
Angel McCoughtry
2. Rebekkah Brunson 9.09%
Sylvia Fowles 9.09%
Sancho Lyttle 9.09%
Maya Moore 9.09%
Cappie Pondexter 9.09%
Armintie Price 9.09%
Sophia Young 9.09%

Which player is the best pure shooter?
1. Diana Taurasi 54.54%
Diana Taurasi
2. Katie Douglas 18.18%
Becky Hammon 18.18%
4. Seimone Augustus 9.09%

Which player is the fastest with the ball?
1. Danielle Robinson 36.36%
Danielle Robinson
2 Lindsey Harding 18.18%
Cappie Pondexter 18.18%
4. Temeka Johnson 9.09%
Angel McCoughtry 9.09%
Ketia Swanier 9.09%

Which player is best at moving without the ball?
1. Seimone Augustus 18.18%
Seimone Augustus
Becky Hammon 18.18%
Diana Taurasi 18.18%
4. Tamika Catchings 9.09%
Katie Douglas 9.09%
Maya Moore 9.09%
Cappie Pondexter 9.09%
Tanisha Wright 9.09%

Which player is the best at getting her own shot?
1. Cappie Pondexter 45.45%
Cappie Pondexter
2. Diana Taurasi 27.27%
3. Seimone Augustus 9.09%
Becky Hammon 9.09%
Sophia Young 9.09%

Which player is the best rebounder?
1. Rebekkah Brunson 45.45%
Rebekkah Brunson
2. Tina Charles 36.36%
3. Sylvia Fowles 9.09%
Candace Parker 9.09%

Which player has the best post moves?
1. Tina Charles 54.54%
Tina Charles
2. Crystal Langhorne 18.18%
3. Sylvia Fowles 9.09%
Lauren Jackson 9.09%
Candace Parker 9.09%

Which player is the best passer?
1. Sue Bird 45.45%
Sue Bird
2. Ticha Penicheiro 18.18%
Lindsay Whalen 18.18%
4. Becky Hammon 9.09%
Cappie Pondexter 9.09%

Which player is the best-passing post player?
1. Candace Parker 27.27%
Candace Parker
2. Ann Wauters 18.18%
3. Tina Charles 9.09%
Candice Dupree 9.09%
Kelsey Griffin 9.09%
Becky Hammon 9.09%
Taj McWilliams-Franklin 9.09%
Ruth Riley 9.09%

Which player is the most dangerous in the open floor?
1. Angel McCoughtry 36.36%
Angel McCoughtry
Cappie Pondexter 36.36%
3. Diana Taurasi 27.27%

Which player is the best finisher?
1. Cappie Pondexter 18.18%
Cappie Pondexter
Diana Taurasi 18.18%
3. Tamika Catchings 9.09%
Candice Dupree 9.09%
Becky Hammon 9.09%
Lauren Jackson 9.09%
Crystal Langhorne 9.09%
Angel McCoughtry 9.09%
Lindsay Whalen 9.09%

Who is the toughest player in the WNBA?
1. Tamika Catchings 45.45%
Tamika Catchings
2. Diana Taurasi 36.36%
3. Lindsay Whalen 9.09%
Taj McWilliams-Franklin 36.36%

Which player is the best leader?
1. Sue Bird 45.45%
Sue Bird
2. Tamika Catchings 18.18%
Diana Taurasi 18.18%
4. Lindsay Whalen 9.09%
Becky Hammon 9.09%

Which player has the best basketball IQ?
1. Sue Bird 36.36%
Sue Bird
2. Lindsay Whalen 18.18%
3. Tamika Catchings 9.09%
Becky Hammon 9.09%
Kara Lawson 9.09%
Ticha Penicheiro 9.09%
Diana Taurasi 9.09%

Which player is best at making her teammates better?
1. Sue Bird 54.54%
Sue Bird
2. Diana Taurasi 18.18%
3. Penny Taylor 9.09%
Becky Hammon 9.09%
Linsday Whalen 9.09%

Who has the single most effective individual offensive move in the game today?
1. Cappie Pondexter's crossover 27.27%
Cappie Pondexter
2. Seimone Augustus' drive, step back jumper 18.18%
Sylvia Fowles' post moves 18.18%
4. Diana Taurasi's step back jumper 9.09%
Angel McCoughtry's drive, step back jumper 9.09%
Tina Charles' hook shot 9.09%

Which player would you want taking a shot with the game on the line?
1. Diana Taurasi 36.36%
Diana Taurasi
2. Sue Bird 18.18%
3. Seimone Augustus 18.18%
Becky Hammon 9.09%
Angel McCoughtry 9.09%
Maya Moore 9.09%
Noelle Quinn 9.09%

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Postgame: Sandy Brondello

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