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2021 GM Survey: Defense

Ever wonder what WNBA insiders think about the best teams, players and coaches in the league? Once again, 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. Briann January, Connecticut Sun – 25%
2. Jasmine Thomas, Connecticut Sun – 17%
T-3. Ariel Atkins, Washington Mystics; Jordin Canada, Seattle Storm; Alysha Clark, Washington Mystics; Te’a Cooper, Los Angeles Sparks; Tiffany Hayes, Atlanta Dream; Natasha Howard, New York Liberty; Betnijah Laney, New York Liberty – 8%

Which is the best defensive team in the WNBA?

1. Minnesota Lynx – 33%
2. Las Vegas Aces – 25%
T-3. Connecticut Sun; Seattle Storm – 17%
5. Los Angeles – 8%

Who is the best interior defender in the WNBA?

T-1. Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces; Brianna Turner, Phoenix Mercury – 25%
T-3. Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx; Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury; Natasha Howard, New York Liberty; Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks; Alysa Thomas, Connecticut Sun; Elizabeth Williams, Atlanta Dream – 8%

Who is the best perimeter defender in the WNBA?

T-1. Ariel Atkins, Washington Mystics, Alysha Clark, Washington Mystics; Betnijah Laney, New York Liberty – 17%
T-4. DeWanna Bonner, Connecticut Sun; Natasha Cloud, Washington Mystics; Tiffany Hayes, Atlanta Dream; Briann January, Connecticut Sun; Tiffany Mitchell, Indiana Fever; Kayla Thornton, Dallas Wings – 8%