NEW YORK – WNBA general managers are predicting the Phoenix Mercury, with
a healthy returning roster and the addition of No. 1 draft pick Brittney Griner,
to win the championship, and Los Angeles’ Candace Parker as the top choice to
earn the MVP award.
Griner is also the overwhelming favorite for Rookie of the Year, picked by 75
percent of the respondents in the annual WNBA.com GM survey released Tuesday.
The Mercury were the top choice to win the title, with 33 percent of the votes.
Parker, the 2008 rookie of the year and MVP received 42 percent of the MVP
vote. Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi, who won the award in 2009, was picked by 25
Also, defending champion Indiana’s Lin Dunn received the most votes for the
best head coach (33 percent) and the best motivator (42 percent).