2017 Award Predictions
Rookie of the Year: Kelsey Plum
I'm not even going to waste our time. She balls like a vet, she is ready for the league. There will be a learning curve, but she will be the top of her class.
Defensive Player of the Year: Sylvia Fowles
She already has three Defensive Player of the Year awards and I don't see her slowing down now. If we learned one thing from Sylvia's time with the Minnesota Lynx, it's that she’s consistent. Sylvia will win her fourth DPY award, inching closer to Tamika Catchings’ record of five.
6th Woman of the Year: Ivory Latta
Ivory has always been a very talented player, but injuries have held her back. Now, with the star power on the Mystics, she has a golden opportunity to come off the bench and put up unprecedented numbers.
Coach of the Year: Curt Miller
I love what Curt did last year, and even with his big star down this year, I can't wait to see what he does. He is young, fun, and full of fight. The Sun are going to make some move this year. I know I made that claim last year, but just watch Curt Miller be coach of the year in 2017.
MVP: Tina Charles, Maya Moore
In a shocking conclusion to the 2017 MVP race, I see for the first time in professional basketball history a tie. Tina Charles and Maya Moore will both win and share the MVP award. I know many might be laughing at me saying I'm crazy, but hear me out:
With the skill level of the WNBA reaching a height I argue it has never seen before, Tina is blazing her way, averaging 21.5 points per game. I only see that increasing with the addition of some help on her roster this year.
On the other hand, we have Maya Moore. I know I don't need much of an explanation any year to explain why I believe Maya Moore will win the MVP award or the championship, but I have to say, with taking the overseas season off, along with having to replay Nneka Ogwumike’s championship-clinching shot in her head all offseason, she is going to come out on fire. Watch her set league records this year. #hottake
By: Contributions by the insidr staff