2013 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.

Who will win the Defensive Player of the Year Award?
1. Tamika Catchings 41.7%
Tamika Catchings
2. Brittney Griner 16.7%
3. Sancho Lyttle 8.3%
Candace Parker 8.3%
Essence Carson 8.3%
Briann January 8.3%
Angel McCoughtry 8.3%

Who is the best perimeter defender in the WNBA?
1. Tamika Catchings 33.3%
Tamika Catchings
2. Angel McCoughtry 16.7%
3. Briann January 8.3%
Shavonte Zellous 8.3%
Essence Carson 8.3%
Candice Wiggins 8.3%
Tanisha Wright 8.3%
Allison Hightower 8.3%

Who is the best interior defender in the WNBA?
1. Britney Griner 33.3%
Brittney Griner
Sylvia Fowles 33.3%
3. Tina Charles 8.3%
Candace Parker 8.3%
Rebekkah Brunson 8.3%
Tamika Catchings 8.3%

Who is the best on-the-ball defender in the WNBA?
1. Tamika Catchings 33.3%
Tamika Catchings
2. Alana Beard 16.7%
3. Armintie Herrington 8.3%
Briann January 8.3%
Allison Hightower 8.3%
Danielle Robinson 8.3%
Lindsey Harding 8.3%
Tanisha Wright 8.3%

Which player best defends the passing lanes in the WNBA?
1. Angel McCoughtry 50%
Angel McCoughtry
2. Tamika Catchings 33.3%
3. DeWanna Bonner 8.3%
Danielle Robinson 8.3%

Which is the best defensive team in the WNBA?
1. Indiana Fever 66.7%
2. Seattle Storm 16.7%
3. New York Liberty 8.3%
Atlanta Dream 8.3%

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2013 Predictions Best players Offseason moves Rookies, International
Defense Top coaches Miscellaneous

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