WNBA Podcast: Revisiting the Top 3 Projections in 2011

The Top 3 players in SLAM Magazine's Top 20 Player Projections in 2011 generated a lot of buzz and a considerable amount of fan banter along the way. How could the reigning MVP and WNBA champion place third overall for projections in 2011? How could a player who is just as proficient defensively as she is offensively finish second? And, how could a player who was bounced from the first round of last year's playoffs take the No. 1 spot on the list?

WNBA.com's Frank Della Femina and SLAM's Ben York consider those questions and more as they revisit the Top 3 in this week's installment of the WNBA.com podcast.


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Top 20 SLAM Magazine Projections for 2011
Number Player SLAM Article Podcast
1 Diana Taurasi Top 20: Diana Taurasi (1) Podcast: No. 1
2 Tamika Catchings Top 20: Tamika Catchings (2) Podcast: No. 2
3 Lauren Jackson Top 20: Lauren Jackson (3) Podcast: No. 3
4 Cappie Pondexter Top 20: Cappie Pondexter (4) Podcast: No. 4
5 Candace Parker Top 20: Candace Parker (5) Podcast: No. 5
6 Sue Bird Top 20: Sue Bird (6) Podcast: No. 6
7 Angel McCoughtry Top 20: Angel McCoughtry (7) Podcast: No. 7
8 Sylvia Fowles Top 20: Sylvia Fowles (8) Podcast: No. 8
9 Penny Taylor Top 20: Penny Taylor (9) Podcast: No. 9
10 Alana Beard Top 20: Alana Beard (10) Podcast: No. 10
11 Becky Hammon Top 20: Becky Hammon (11) Podcast: No. 11
12 Swin Cash Top 20: Swin Cash (12) Podcast: No. 12
13 Tina Charles Top 20: Tina Charles (13) Podcast: No. 13
14 Candice Dupree Top 20: Candice Dupree (14) Podcast: No. 14
15 Sophia Young Top 20: Sophia Young (15) Podcast: No. 15
16 Seimone Augustus Top 20: Seimone Augustus (16) Podcast: No. 16
17 Tina Thompson Top 20: Tina Thompson (17) Podcast: No. 17
18 Lindsay Whalen Top 20: Lindsay Whalen (18) Podcast: No. 18
19 Crystal Langhorne Top 20: Crystal Langhorne (19) N/A
20 Katie Douglas Top 20: Katie Douglas (20) N/A
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