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Eastern
 1. New York L. 21-13 
 2. Chicago S. 18-16 
 3. Indiana F. 17-17 
 4. Atlanta D. 17-17 
 5. Connecticut S. 14-20 
 6. Washington M. 13-21 
Western
 1. Minnesota L. 28-6 
 2. L.Angeles S. 26-8 
 3. Phoenix M. 16-18 
 4. Seattle S. 16-18 
 5. Dallas W. 11-23 
 6. S.Antonio SS 7-27 
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Points Per Game
 Elena DELLE DONNE
  
  (196-G/F-89)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Delle Donne, Chica.21.5 
 2. Charles, New Y.21.4 
 3. McCoughtry, Atlan.20.2 
 4. Moore, Minnesot.19.9 
 5. Ogwumike, L.Angele.19.3 
 6. Taurasi, Phoen.18.6 
 7. Stewart, Seatt.18.3 
 8. McBride, S..17.1 
 9. Loyd, Seattle S.16.7 
 10. Parker, L.Angele.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tina CHARLES
  
  (193-C-88)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Charles, New Y.9.9 
 2. Stewart, Seatt.9.3 
 3. Ogwumike, L.Angele.9.1 
 4. Johnson, Dallas W.8.9 
 5. Fowles, Minnesot.8.8 
 6. Williams, Atlanta8.4 
 7. Paris, Dallas W.8.0 
 8. Lyttle, Atlanta D.7.8 
 9. Parker, L.Angele.7.6 
 10. Larkins, Indiana7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Sue BIRD
  
  (175-PG-80)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Bird, Seattle S.5.8 
 2. Thomas, Connecti.5.1 
 3. Vandersloot, Chica.4.9 
 4. January, Indiana F.4.8 
 5. Parker, L.Angele.4.5 
 6. Faulkner, Chica.4.4 
 7. Moore, Minnesot.4.3 
 8. Jefferson, S.Anton.4.2 
 9. Whalen, Minnesot.3.9 
 10. Sims, Dallas W.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  
  (193-C-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Lyttle, Atlanta D.2.1 
 2. Catchings, India.1.9 
 3. Boyd, New York L.1.6 
 4. Jefferson, S.Anton.1.6 
 5. Moore, Minnesot.1.6 
 6. Beard, L.Angeles S.1.6 
 7. Vandersloot, Chica.1.5 
 8. McCoughtry, Atlan.1.5 
 9. Taylor, Phoenix M.1.5 
 10. Thomas, Connecti.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brittney GRINER
  
  (203-C-90)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Griner, Phoenix M.3.1 
 2. Sanders, Washingt.2.5 
 3. Williams, Atlanta2.3 
 4. Stewart, Seatt.1.8 
 5. Fowles, Minnesot.1.8 
 6. Delle Donne, Chica.1.5 
 7. Stokes, New Y.1.4 
 8. Boyette, Chicago1.4 
 9. Parker, L.Angele.1.2 
 10. Ogwumike, L.Angel.1.2 
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Nneka Ogwumike wins AP WNBA Player of the Year award - Sep 20, 2016


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Nneka Ogwumike (6'3''-F/C-90, college: Stanford) put up career numbers this season for Los Angeles and was arguably the most consistent impact player in the league. Her efforts earned her Associated Press WNBA Player of the Year honors on Tuesday. The award was chosen by the 14-member media panel that votes for the weekly power poll. "It's special that there are different perspectives on so many things we do," Ogwumike said in a phone interview." Players, coaches, GMs, media. It's interesting to see the support coming from all different angles." She averaged 19.7 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists and shot 66.5 percent from the field, helping lead the Sparks to the second best record in the WNBA and a bye until the semifinals of the playoffs. "It's a great thing for someone like Nneka to win an award like this as it shows that hard work and perseverance and continuing to develop your game can elevate you to superstar status," said Los Angeles coach Brian Agler, who was named the AP's coach of the year. Agler narrowly edged Minnesota's Cheryl Reeve for coach of the year honors Los Angeles also had the sixth woman of the year in Jantel Lavender. Atlanta's Elizabeth Williams was voted the most improved player. She was traded in the offseason from Connecticut to the Dream and helped them reach the playoffs. "The change of scenery is the first main thing that would pop up," said Williams on the biggest difference for her this year. "I think coming to this team, coach (Michael) Cooper having a lot of confidence in me in the beginning. Getting healthy and playing overseas in Turkey also helped me gain some confidence." Connecticut's Chiney Ogwumike earned comeback player of the year honors after recovering from microfracture surgery in her right knee that sidelined her last year. "There's nothing more humbling than coming back from an injury," said Chiney Ogwumike. "Being named comeback player of the year means the absolute world to me because, like many athletes who fall down, we keep fighting to not only get back up, but also to exceed expectations." Minnesota's Sylvia Fowles (6'6''-C-85, college: LSU) was defensive player of the year while leading the Lynx to one of the top-rated defenses in the league. Seattle's Breanna Stewart won rookie of the year, finishing third all-time for points by a rookie and breaking Lisa Leslie's WNBA record for defensive rebounds in a season. The former UConn star was the only rookie on the AP WNBA first team. She was joined by Ogwumike, Tina Charles, Maya Moore and Elena Delle Donne (6'5''-G/F-89, college: Delaware). Sue Bird (5'9''-PG-80, college: Connecticut), Diana Taurasi (6'0''-SG-82, college: Connecticut), Angel McCoughtry (6'2''-SF-86, college: Louisville), Candace Parker (6'4''-C/F-86, college: Tennessee) and Sylvia Fowles were on the second team. Stewart also headlined the all-rookie team. She was joined by San Antonio's Moriah Jefferson (5'7''-PG-94, college: Connecticut), Dallas' Aerial Powers (6'0''-F-94, college: Michigan St.), Chicago's Imani Boyette and Indiana's Tiffany Mitchell.
Courtesy of: ap.org   




Tanisha
Wright
New York Liberty guard Tanisha Wright to skip 2017 WNBA season to rest - 16 days ago
New York Liberty president Isiah Thomas issued the following statement Monday: I want to inform our fans that Tanisha Wright(5'11''-SF-83, college: Penn St., agency: LBM Management) has decided she will take time away from the game to rest during the 2017 WNBA season. Tanisha has the full support of the New York Liberty organization as she does what is best for her health and future. Tanisha has played a pivotal role in all our success both on and off the court over the past two seasons,...   [read more]

Brittney
Griner
Phoenix Mercury, Brittney Griner reach multi-year contract agreement - 16 days ago
Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner(6'8''-C-90, college: Baylor) signed a new multi-year contract that will keep her as a team cornerstone. The 6-8 Griner, going into her fifth WNBA season, is a three-time WNBA All-Star and two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. The 26-year-old made a trip back to Phoenix from Russia, where she plays in the WNBA offseason, for the contract announcement before Sunday's Phoenix Suns game. Details of the contract were not released. Griner made $61,80...   [read more]

Penny Taylor
Mercury Name Penny Taylor Director of Player Development and Performance - 19 days ago
The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today announced the hiring of Mercury legend Penny Tayloras the team's Director of Player Development and Performance. Taylor, a member of all three Mercury championship teams, steps into her new role following a 13-season WNBA playing career, 10 of which were spent in Phoenix. 'As we have always tried to make clear, our organization owes a great deal to Penny Taylor and our hope was that her post-playing career would keep her here, as well,' s...   [read more]


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Phoenix Mercury forward DeWanna Bonner will miss the 2017 season due to pregnancy - 21 days ago  
Stars sign Adut Bulgak - 21 days ago  
Lynx Hire James Wade as Assistant Coach - 27 days ago  
Stars Sign Roneeka Hodges - 28 days ago  
Indiana Fever Sign Brazilian Center Nadia Colhado - 29 days ago  
San Antonio Stars acquire center Clarissa Dos Santos from the Chicago Sky in exchange for center Astou Ndour - 30 days ago  
Former WNBA All-Star Taj McWilliams-Franklin Joins The Dallas Wings - 30 days ago  
Atlanta Dream sign Australian guard Rachel Jarry - 1 month ago  
Seattle Storms signs free agent guard Jennifer O'Neill - 1 month ago  
Connecticut Sun sign Danielle Adams to a training camp contract - 1 month ago  
Sun acquires Lynetta Kizer, trades Camille Little to Mercury and Candice Dupree goes to Indiana - 1 month ago  
Dallas Wings trade Odyssey Sims to the Los Angeles Sparks in exchange for picks in WNBA Draft - 1 month ago  
Minnesota Lynx Renounce Rights to Rachel Jarry - 1 month ago  
WNBA MVP Nneka Ogwumike Extends Contract with Los Angeles Sparks - 1 month ago  
The Connecticut Sun signed Kelly Faris, Jennifer Hamson and Kayla Pedersen to training camp contracts - 1 month ago  
Atlanta Dream signs center Markeisha Gatling and guard Whitney Knight - 1 month ago  
Candace Parker agrees to a multi-year contract extension with Los Angeles Sparks - 1 month ago  
Phoenix Mercury sign guard Yvonne Turner and forward Emma Cannon - 1 month ago  
Perth Lynx star Sami Whitcomb gets WNBA call-up with Seattle Storm - 1 month ago  
Bentley re-signs with Sun - 1 month ago  
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