In the WNBA’s annual General Manager Survey, Lynx forward Maya Moore was tabbed as the early favorite to win the MVP.
Thirty-three percent of the GMs selected Moore to win MVP. Phoenix center Brittney Griner finished second.
This wouldn’t be the first time Moore would have won MVP (she’s literally won everything up to this point). Moore won the MVP in 2014 after averaging 23.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.9 steals per game while shooting 48.1 percent from the field.
The 28-year-old five-time All-Star is widely considered one of the best players in the league, despite having a down 2017 season in which she averaged 17.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Of course, Moore’s teammate Sylvia Fowles picked up the slack, winning her first MVP.
Moore spoke at the team’s Media Day on Wednesday about what winning the MVP would mean to her.
“It’s something to win, something to achieve that I have the possibility of getting, but I also understand that that is a part of a bigger picture for me and I never want to put my individual goals above the team goals,” Moore said. “The beautiful part about it is all of our individual goals on the Lynx can be obtained with team goals.”
Moore will start her campaign to win MVP No. 2 in Sunday’s season opener against the Los Angeles Sparks at Target Center. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. CT. The game will air on ESPN2 and will broadcast on 106.1 BOB FM.