WNBA Defensive Player of the Year

Four pictures in a collage: on the left, Seattle Storm big wing Breanna Stewart, mid-air, leaps from under the rim to Dallas Wing big Isabelle Harrison and blocks Harrison's shot with her fingertips; on the top-right, Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson extends a hand up and out to deter a shot while keeping her back between Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles and the basket, as Fowles catches the ball just outside Wilson's reach; on the bottom-left, Connecticut Sun big wing Alyssa Thomas keeps a hand on the side of Washington big wing Elena Delle Donne while they jockey for post position

The Next’s 2022 WNBA Awards: Defensive Player of the Year and All-Defense

By Em Adler / September 2, 2022

Breanna Stewart rises to the top

Who wins Defensive Player of the Year in the WNBA?

By Jenn Hatfield / October 9, 2021

Looking at the award’s history, one position tends to be favored, winning 17 of the 25 awards to date

Sylvia Fowles

Sylvia Fowles named Defensive Player of the Year

By Tee Baker / September 26, 2021

Lynx center adds another accolade to legendary career