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.
Using players from the WNBA’s first 25 seasons -1997 through today – create your own WNBA Mt. Rushmore. (Select 2 backcourt players, 2 frontcourt players, and 1 player at any position.)
1. Lauren Jackson – 10 votes
T-2. Cynthia Cooper, Diana Taurasi – 8 votes
T-4. Sue Bird, Lisa Leslie, Maya Moore – 6 votes
What is the best aspect of the new Commissioner’s Cup tournament?
T-1. Cash prize; Another season storyline/more interest – 42%
3. Undecided – 17%
If you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the WNBA, who would it be?
1. Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm – 83%
2. A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces – 17%
Which team is the most fun to watch?
1. Washington Mystics- 25%
2. Chicago Sky – 17%
T-3. Connecticut Sun; Dallas Wings; Indiana Fever; Las Vegas Aces; Los Angeles Sparks; Phoenix Mercury; Seattle Storm – 8%
Which active player would make the best head coach someday?
1. Sue Bird, Seattle Storm – 83%
T-2. Kelsey Plum, Las Vegas Aces; Kristi Toliver, Los Angeles Sparks – 8%
Which player do you think has the greatest hunger to win a championship in 2021?
T-1. Tina Charles, New York Liberty; Candace Parker, Chicago Sky – 25%
T-3. All of them; Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics; Las Vegas Aces roster; Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks; Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury; A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces – 8%
Which player would you want taking a shot with the game on the line?
1. Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury – 58%
T-2. Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics; Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm; Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas Wings; Kristi Toliver, Los Angeles Sparks; A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces – 8%
Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments?
1. Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm – 33%
2. Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury – 25%
3. Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces – 17%
T-4. Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics; Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury; A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces – 8%