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2019 WNBA.com GM Survey: Defense

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 on-the-ball defender in the WNBA?

1. Alana Beard, Los Angeles Sparks – 67%
T-2. Ariel Atkins, Washington Mystics; Briann January, Phoenix Mercury; LaToya Sanders, Washington Mystics; Jasmine Thomas, Connecticut Sun – 8%

Which is the best defensive team in the WNBA?

1. Atlanta Dream – 58%
2. Los Angeles Sparks – 17%
T-3. Minnesota Lynx, Phoenix Mercury, Seattle Storm – 8%

Who is the best interior defender in the WNBA?

1. Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx – 50%
2. Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury – 42%
3. Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces – 8%

Who is the best perimeter defender in the WNBA?

1. Alana Beard, Los Angeles Sparks – 67%
2. Jasmine Thomas, Connecticut Sun – 17%
T-3. Alysha Clark, Seattle Storm; Natasha Howard, Seattle Storm – 8%