2021 Major WNBA Awards Watch – Week 14

Skylar Diggins-Smith of the Phoenix Mercury.

This is the last week of the regular season and next week, I’ll unveil ALL of my FINAL choices for all of the major WNBA Awards. From week 1 to now, I’ve been tracking it all. You can read the previous week here. I also wrote about my ballot choices for Her Hoop Stats which you can read here. *Note – for HHS, I only wrote about the major awards and did not include ALL of the awards, so you can read all of that here next week*

Most Valuable Player: Jonquel Jones – Connecticut Sun

Defensive Player of the Year: Sylvia Fowles – Minnesota Lynx

Most Improved Player of the Year: Brionna Jones – Connecticut Sun

Sixth Woman of the Year: Kelsey Plum – Las Vegas Aces

Rookie of the Year: Michaela Onyenwere – New York Liberty

Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award: Sue Bird – Seattle Storm

Coach of the Year: Curt Miller – Connecticut Sun

Executive of the Year: Cheryl Reeve – Minnesota Lynx

All – WNBA First Team (*not position based)

  • F/C – Jonquel Jones – Connecticut Sun
  • F – Breanna Stewart – Seattle Storm
  • F/C – Brittney Griner – Phoenix Mercury
  • F – A’ja Wilson – Las Vegas Aces
  • G – Skylar Diggins-Smith – Phoenix Mercury

All-WNBA Second Team (*not position based)

  • F – Dewanna Bonner – Connecticut Sun
  • F – Napheesa Collier – Minnesota Lynx
  • C – Sylvia Fowles – Minnesota Lynx
  • F – Tina Charles – Washington Mystics
  • F – Candace Parker – Chicago Sky

All-WNBA Defense Team (not position based)

  • Sylvia Fowles
  • Brittney Griner
  • Brittney Sykes – LA Sparks
  • Ariel Atkins – Washington Mystics
  • Briann January – Connecticut Sun

All – Rookie Team

  • Michaela Onyenwere
  • DiDi Richards – New York Liberty
  • DiJonai Carrington – Connecticut Sun
  • Aari McDonald – Atlanta Dream
  • Awak Kuier – Dallas Wings


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