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2019 WNBA.com GM Survey: Best Players and Coaches

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.

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Who is the best point guard in the WNBA?

1. Sue Bird, Seattle Storm – 67%
T-2. Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury; Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago Sky – 17%

Who is the best shooting guard?

1. Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury – 67%
2. Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm – 17%
T-3. Alex Bentley, Atlanta Dream; Allie Quigley, Chicago Sky – 8%

Who is the best small forward in the WNBA?

1. Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks – 42%
2. Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics – 25%
T-3. DeWanna Bonner, Phoenix Mercury; Diamond DeShields, Chicago Sky – 17%

Who is the best power forward in the WNBA?

T-1. Tina Charles, New York Liberty; Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics – 42%
T-3. Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks; A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces – 8%

Who is the best center in the WNBA?

T-1. Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx; Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury – 42%
3. Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces – 17%

Who is the best overall coach in the WNBA?

1. Mike Thibault, Washington Mystics – 25%
T-2. Nicki Collen, Atlanta Dream; Dan Hughes, Seattle Storm; Curt Miller, Connecticut Sun – 17%
T-5. Sandy Brondello, Phoenix Mercury; Bill Laimbeer, Las Vegas Aces; Cheryl Reeve, Minnesota Lynx – 8%

Which head coach is the best manager/motivator of people?

1. Nicki Collen, Atlanta Dream – 50%
2. Cheryl Reeve, Minnesota Lynx – 25%
T-3. Dan Hughes, Seattle Storm; Bill Laimbeer, Las Vegas Aces; Mike Thibault, Washington Mystics – 8%

Who is the most underrated player in the WNBA?

T-1. Chelsea Gray, Los Angeles Sparks; Tiffany Hayes, Atlanta Dream; Allie Quigley, Chicago Sky – 17%
T-4. DeWanna Bonner, Phoenix Mercury; Jessica Breland, Atlanta Dream; Alysha Clark, Seattle Storm; Nia Coffey, Atlanta Dream; Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx; Kia Nurse, New York Liberty – 8%

Who has the best step-back move?

1. Kristi Toliver, Washington Mystics – 40%
T-2. Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Sun; Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury – 20%
T-4. Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm; Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks – 10%

Who has the best fade-away shot?

1. Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics – 30%
T-2. Tina Charles, New York Liberty; Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks – 20%
T-4. Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury; Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury; Kristi Toliver, Washington Mystics – 10%

Which player is the best finisher?

1. Tina Charles, New York Liberty – 25%
2. Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx – 17%
T-3. Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces; Chelsea Gray, Los Angeles Sparks; Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury; Crystal Langhorne, Seattle Storm; Angel McCoughtry, Atlanta Dream; Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury; A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces – 8%

Which player is the best at getting her own shot?

1. Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury – 33%
T-2. Seimone Augustus, Minnesota Lynx; Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces; Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics; Diamond DeShields, Chicago Sky; Chelsea Gray, Los Angeles Sparks; Tiffany Hayes, Atlanta Dream; Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks; Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm – 8%

Which player is the best rebounder?

1. Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx – 67%
2. Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury – 17%
T-3. Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces; Tina Charles, New York Liberty – 8%

Which player has the best post moves?

1. Tina Charles, New York Liberty – 42%
2. Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx – 25%
3. Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces – 17%
T-4. Natasha Howard, Seattle Storm; A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces – 8%

Which player is the best passer?

1. Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago Sky – 42%
2. Sue Bird, Seattle Storm – 33%
3. Chelsea Gray, Los Angeles Sparks – 17%
4. Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks – 8%

Which player is the most dangerous in the open floor?

1. Tiffany Hayes, Atlanta Dream – 25%
T-2. Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm; Angel McCoughtry, Atlanta Dream – 17%
T-4. Kayla McBride, Las Vegas Aces; Kelsey Mitchell, Indiana Fever; Brittney Sykes, Atlanta Dream; Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury; Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut Sun – 8%

Which player is the most athletic?

T-1. Diamond DeShields, Chicago Sky; Brittney Sykes, Atlanta Dream – 25%
3. Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm – 17%
T-4. Natasha Howard, Seattle Storm; Glory Johnson, Dallas Wings; Angel McCoughtry, Atlanta Dream; Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks – 8%

Which player is the best pure shooter?

1. Allie Quigley, Chicago Sky – 75%
2. Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury – 25%

Which player is the best leader?

1. Sue Bird, Seattle Storm – 83%
2. Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks – 17%

Who is the toughest player in the WNBA?

1. Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury – 25%
2. Alana Beard, Los Angeles Sparks – 17%
T-3. Sue Bird, Seattle Storm; Rebekkah Brunson, Minnesota Lynx; Alysha Clark, Seattle Storm; Chelsea Gray, Los Angeles Sparks; Briann January, Phoenix Mercury; Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks; Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut Sun – 8%

Which player has the highest basketball I.Q.?

1. Sue Bird, Seattle Storm – 67%
2. Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury – 17%
T-3. Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks; Elizabeth Williams, Atlanta Dream – 8%

Which player is the best at making her teammates better?

1. Sue Bird, Seattle Storm – 83%
T-2. Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks; Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm – 8%