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2021 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 overall coach in the WNBA?

1. Mike Thibault, Washington Mystics – 50%
2. Cheryl Reeve, Minnesota Lynx – 41.7%
3. Dan Hughes, Seattle Storm – 8.3%

Who is the best point guard in the WNBA?

1. Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago Sky – 58.3%
2. Sue Bird, Seattle Storm – 33.3%
3. Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury – 8.3%

Who is the best shooting guard in the WNBA?

1. Diana Tuarasi, Phoenix Mercury – 58.3%
2. Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm – 16.7%
T-3. Kristi Toliver, Los Angeles Sparks; Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas Wings; Allie Quigley, Chicago Sky – 8.3%

Who is the best frontcourt player in the WNBA?

1. Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm – 83.3%
2. A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces – 16.6%

Who is the best 2-3 swing player?

1. Diamond DeShields, Chicago Sky – 45.4%
T-2. Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm; Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury – 18.2%
T-4. Ariel Atkins, Washington Mystics; Angel McCoughtry, Las Vegas Aces – 9.1%
Note: Only 11 responses for this question.

Who is the most underrated player in the WNBA?

1. Ariel Atkins, Washington Mystics – 25%
2. Napheesa Collier, Minnesota Lynx – 16.7%
T-3. Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Sun; Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks; Cheyenne Parker, Atlanta Dream; Satou Sabally, Dallas Wings; Brianna Turner, Phoenix Mercury; Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago Sky; Jackie Young, Las Vegas Aces – 8.3%

Who has the best fade-away shot?

1. Candace Parker, Chicago Sky – 27.3%
2. Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Sun – 18.2%
T-3. Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics; Chelsea Gray, Las Vegas Aces; Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas Wings; Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm; Courtney Williams, Atlanta Dream; A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces – 9.1%
Note: Only 11 responses for this question.

Which player is the best finisher at the rim?

T-1. Napheesa Collier, Minnesota Lynx; Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury; Nneka Oguwmike, Los Angeles Sparks – 16.7%
T-4. Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces; Tina Charles, Washington Mystics; Ruthy Hebard, Chicago Sky; Angel McCoughtry, Las Vegas Aces; Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm; A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces – 8.3%

Which player is the best at getting their own shot?

1. Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas Wings – 58.3%
T- 2. Chennedy Carter, Atlanta Dream; Diamond DeShields, Chicago Sky; Angel McCoughtry, Las Vegas Aces; Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury; Courtney Williams, Atlanta Dream – 8.3%

Which player is the best rebounder?

1. Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx – 50%
2. Tina Charles, Washington Mystics – 16.7%%
T-3. Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Sun, Candace Parker, Chicago Sky; Brianna Turner, Phoenix Mercury, A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces – 8.3%

Which player has the best post moves?

1. A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces – 41.7%
2. Tina Charles, Washington Mystics – 25%
3. Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury – 16.7%
T-4. Candace Parker, Chicago Sky; Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx – 8.3%

Which assist-maker has the most flare?

1. Chelsea Gray, Las Vegas Sparks – 50%
2. Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago Sky – 33.3%
T-3. Sue Bird, Seattle Storm; Candace Parker, Chicago Sky – 8.3%

Which player is the most dangerous in the open floor?

1. Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas Wings – 25%
T-2. Chennedy Carter, Atlanta Dream; Angel McCoughtry, Las Vegas Aces – 16.7%
T-4. Julie Allemand, Indiana Fever; Chelsea Gray, Las Vegas Aces; Kelsey Mitchell, Indiana Fever; Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut Sun; A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces – 8.3%

Which player is the best pure shooter?

1. Allie Quigley, Chicago Sky – 41.7%
2. Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury – 33.3%
T-3. Julie Allemand, Indiana Fever; Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics; Marina Mabrey, Dallas Wings – 8.3%

Which player has the highest basketball I.Q.?

1. Sue Bird, Seattle Storm – 67%
2. Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury – 16.7%
T-3. Candace Parker, Chicago Sky; Alysha Clark, Washington Mystics; Kelsey Plum, Las Vegas Aces – 8.3%