We’re already halfway through the regular season!?
We take a closer look at this week’s top performers from around the league. Let us know in the comments, if you agree and if not: Tell us who we should have included in our lineup.
Courtney Vandersloot embodies excellence in passing. The Sky point guard leads the league in assists by a mile while scoring efficiently as well. The three-pointer was a little off this week, but her overall performances were good enough to earn her spot in this week’s top 5 once more.
Diana Taurasi has answered the call for Phoenix after Brittney Griner’s departure from the #Wubble. The basketball doyenne scored efficiently, especially from behind the arc. Taurasi is the WNBA’s second-oldest player, but still finds ways to score on younger and more athletic defenders with her extraordinary skillset, footwork and basketball IQ.
Kahleah Copper has made the most of her opportunity in Bradenton thus far. The Chicago wing is an athletic finisher at the rim, excelling at creating angles to finish layups that other players wouldn’t even attempt. Her speed is one of her best assets, as she regularly beats slower defenders on the drive. She has definitely made her case for MIP this season and has been one of the bright spots for head coach James Wade and the Sky.
A’ja Wilson continues to deliver not only on the mic, but also on the court. The third-year forward is a dominant force in the paint and gradually extends her range away from the basket. The lefty is a threat on both ends of the floor and a legit MVP candidate. She’s the clear #1 option on a very good Las Vegas team that’s chasing a championship this season.
Breanna Stewart is a freak athlete. Seattle’s forward has a 7–1 wingspan and knows how to use it. She’s a threat from virtually anywhere on the court, as she likes to light it up from three, score down low in the post and push the pace after a rebound with a pass or handling the ball herself. While Seattle holds on to the top spot in the W, “Stewie” is in a head-to-head race for MVP with A’ja Wilson.