2021 Major WNBA Awards Watch – Week 5

Jewell Loyd of the Seattle Storm

We have now played 5 weeks of WNBA basketball and players are starting to make a name for themselves towards being a candidate for the WNBA end of season awards. We’ve seen players continue to flourish, we’ve seen some players struggle, but there’s still a long way to go. A lot can change between now and next week and the WNBA standings are an indication of just that. The #4 to #10 team in the standings are just divided by a couple of games here and there.

Listed below is the weekly update for the WNBA Major Awards watch. You can view the previous week here.

Executive of the Year: Jonathon Kolb, New York Liberty

Coach of the Year: Walt Hopkins of the New York Liberty and Vickie Johnson of the Dallas Wings

Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award: Sue Bird, Seattle Storm

Most Improved Player Award: Marina Mabrey, Dallas Wings

MVP: Jewell Loyd and Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm

DPOY: A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces

Sixth Woman of the Year: Dearica Hamby, Las Vegas Aces

ROY: Michaela Onyenwere, New York Liberty

WNBA All First Team (*not position based)

  • F – A’ja Wilson – Las Vegas Aces
  • F – Breanna Stewart – Seattle Storm
  • G – Jewell Loyd – Seattle Storm
  • C – Brittney Griner – Phoenix Mercury
  • G – Betnijah Laney – New York Liberty

WNBA All Second Team (*not position based)

  • G – Skylar Diggins-Smith – Phoenix Mercury
  • F – Tina Charles – Washington Mystics
  • G – Arike Ogunbowale – Dallas Wings
  • C – Sylvia Fowles – Minnesota Lynx
  • G – Ariel Atkins – Washington Mystics

All Defense Team

  • A’ja Wilson – Las Vegas Aces
  • Sylvia Fowles – Minnesota Lynx
  • Brittney Griner – Phoenix Mercury
  • Ariel Atkins – Washington Mystics
  • Betnijah Laney – New York Liberty

All Rookie Team

  • Michaela Onyenwere
  • Charli Collier – Dallas Wings
  • Aari McDonald – Atlanta Dream
  • DiJonai Carrington – Connecticut Sun
  • Arella Guirantes – Los Angeles Sparks

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