Courtney Paris, who plays for the Tulsa Shock, is the winner of the WNBA Peak Performance Award. This is the second straight season that she has won the award. She averaged 9.3 rebounds per game in the last season.
The only players to have won the award more than two times are Sheryl Swoopes, the former Houston Comets forward who won the award three times and Tamika Catchings, the Indiana Fever forward who won the award an impressive five times. Sylvia Fowles and Teresa Weatherspoon have won the award twice.
Jordan Hooper has also been a key factor in the Tulsa Shock lineup, averaging almost 18 minutes per game.
For her second year in a row, Phoenix Mercury All-Star Brittney Griner has been named the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year.
The Tulsa Shock, which trailed by 30 at the end of the first half in the last game against the Tulsa Shock, will need to find some way to neutralize Brittney Griner's effectiveness to maximize their chances of a return to the series.
But with Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor out for this season, Phoenix Mercury was not the same dominant team, and only managed to reach second place in the Western Conference, after having only managed a 20-14 record.
Tulsa Shock coach Fred Williams says that his team needs to shoot the ball better, but comments that Brittney Griner is a hard guard for the teams in the league an that the Tulsa Shock needs to find ways to get Brittney Griner away from the rim.
With all the good things going on in WNBA, the NBA clearly needs to catch up - starting with the Knicks.