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Women's Hoops

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August 23, 2010 at 4:29 PM

And the winner is…My WNBA postseason award picks

CashShot.jpgRemember the good ‘ol days when the WNBA had media guides? The time when you could easily create stats to prove a point because the answers didn’t require a degree in technology to get past blocked viewing pages online?
Had the chance to thumb through some old WNBA registers and guides and noticed defunct Houston was honored a lot for its successes during the regular season and no one made a fuss about it.
I found myself doing the same for the Storm after it tied the WNBA records for most wins (28) and finished 17-0 at home, a new record that can only be tied unless the league increases its number of regular season games, again.
But unlike when Houston or Los Angeles rolled over everyone and scooped up seemingly every postseason award, too, I have a feeling there will be some squabbling or shouts of “homer” regarding my selections. Namely not selecting Phoenix star DeWanna Bonner as Sixth Woman of the Year or maybe even putting three Storm players on first-team all-WNBA.
I did agonize over the Bonner pick, but went with Storm G Svetlana Abrosimova because of her versatility, not overall stats. She really did whatever needed, including helping Seattle seal the overall top seed in a win against Atlanta. And, unlike Bonner to me, the value ranged from scoring to running the offense to quickly getting rookie Jana Vesela acquainted during her first stint in America.
So, Abrosimova was my Sixth Woman of the Year. Here’s how the rest of the official ballot worked out:


ALL-WNBA
First Team
F Swin Cash, Seattle Storm (pictured above by The Seattle Times)
F Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever
C Lauren Jackson, Seattle Storm
G Sue Bird, Seattle Storm
G Cappie Pondexter, New York Liberty
Second Team
F Crystal Langhorne, Washington Mystics
F Tina Thompson, Los Angeles Sparks
C Erika de Souza, Atlanta Dream
G Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
G Monique Currie, Washington Mystics
COACH OF THE YEAR
Brian Agler, Seattle Storm
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
F Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER
G Leilani Mitchell, New York Liberty
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
F Lauren Jackson, Seattle Storm
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
F Tina Charles, Connecticut Sun
SIXTH WOMAN OF THE YEAR
G Svetlana Abrosimova, Seattle Storm
KIM PERROT SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
C Tangela Smith, Phoenix Mercury

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