Ever wonder what WNBA insiders think about the best teams, players and coaches in the league? 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 will win the 2017 WNBA Finals?
1. Minnesota Lynx = 42%
2. Los Angeles Sparks = 33%
3. Washington Mystics = 17%
4. Atlanta Dream = 8%
Which team will have the most (regular-season) wins in the Eastern Conference?
1. New York Liberty = 58%
2. Washington Mystics = 33%
3. Atlanta Dream = 8%
Which team will have the most (regular-season) wins in the Western Conference?
T-1. Minnesota Lynx = 50%
T-1. Los Angeles Sparks = 50%
Who will win the 2017 WNBA MVP?
1. Elena Delle Donne = 42%
2. Tina Charles = 25%
3. Nneka Ogwumike = 17%
T-4. Maya Moore = 8%
T-4. Candace Parker = 8%
Who will win Rookie of the Year?
1. Kelsey Plum = 92%
2. Brittney Sykes = 8%
Who will win the Defensive Player of the Year Award?
1. Brittney Griner = 25%
T-2. Nneka Ogwumike = 17%
T-2. Sylvia Fowles = 17%
T-4. Briann January, Kiah Stokes, Breanna Stewart, Elizabeth Williams, Essence Carson = 8%
Which player is most likely to have a breakout season?
1. Jonquel Jones = 25%
T-2. Aerial Powers, Breanna Stewart, Cappie Pondexter, Jewell Loyd, Kayla McBride, Kiah Stokes, Odyssey Sims, Tiffany Hayes, Tiffany Mitchell = 8%
Which international player is most likely to have a breakout session in 2017??
1. Damiris Dantas = 25%
2. Amanda Zahui B = 17%
T-3. Ana Cruz, Ana Dabovic, Emma Meesseman, Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, Ramu Tokashiki = 8%
Which sleeper rookie is most likely to be a success?
T-1. Kaela Davis, Alexis Jones, Brittney Sykes = 17%
T-2. Erica McCall, Jennie Simms, Makayla Epps, Nia Coffey, Sydney Wiese, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough = 8%