WNBA Podcast: 2011 SLAM Magazine Projections (No. 5)

WNBA.com's Frank Della Femina and SLAM Magazine's Ben York discuss the latest addition to SLAM's Top 20 WNBA Player Projections for the 2011 season.

No. 5 on the list busted out of the gate early for the Los Angeles Sparks last season, as she recorded seven double-doubles over the first 10 games. Unfortunately it ended there, when a June 13th shoulder injury cut her 2010 season short. Currently playing overseas in Russia, she's had plenty of time to rehab and is expected to make a strong return in 2011.

Make room on the list for Los Angeles' Candace Parker. Read Ben's SLAM Online piece.


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Top 20 SLAM Magazine Projections for 2011
Number Player SLAM Article Podcast
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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Lynx vs. Sun

Maya Moore scores 17 points to help the Lynx beat the Sun, 76-65.

Dream vs. Mystics

Ivory Latta scores 21 points and Kara Lawson adds14 as the surging Mystics beat the Dream, 77-67.

Liberty vs. Mercury

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Taurasi's Double-double

Diana Taurasi records a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists to lead the Mercury over the Liberty.