Lynx heart Sylvia Fowles has received the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year award for the fourth time all through her illustrious profession.
News of Fowles’s newest award victory was introduced Sunday.
Fowles completed the season tied with Los Angeles’s Brittney Sykes with 1.8 steals per recreation and simply two blocks shy of Phoenix’s Brittney Griner’s league-leading 58 mark. Fowles was the solely participant to common a minimum of 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per recreation this season.
The Lynx heart was additionally tied with Connecticut’s Jonquel Jones for first in defensive win shares, per Basketball-Reference, and helped Minnesota enhance on a protection that surrendered greater than 101 factors per 100 possessions final season, largely with out her on the courtroom.
Fowles acquired 31 of 49 votes for the award. Sykes completed second, receiving six votes, whereas Jones and Mercury ahead Brianna Turner completed tied for third, every receiving 4 votes.
The league additionally introduced its All-Defensive groups Sunday, with Fowles, Turner, Sykes, Jones and Sun guard Briann January being named All-Defensive First Team. Seattle’s Breanna Stewart, Connecticut’s Brionna Jones and Jasmine Thomas, Washington’s Ariel Atkins and Griner have been named All-Defensive Second Team.
Fowles, 35, additionally took residence Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2011, 2013 and 2016. She has made seven All-Star appearances all through her future Hall of Fame profession, having moreover received a league MVP, which she did in 2017.
On Sunday, Fowles and the Lynx host the Sky in a one-game playoff. Tipoff is about for five p.m. ET with the recreation set to air on ESPN2.
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