NSR Player Rankings: Who Is The Most Valuable Player On The Minnesota Lynx?

May 20, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) talks with Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson (32) and Minnesota Lynx forward Seimone Augustus (33) during the second half against the Phoenix Mercury at Target Center. Photo by Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Ed Bemiss of National Sports Rankings updated his 2012 WNBA player rankings after Saturday's games with Atlanta Dream wing Angel McCoughtry at the top of the league.

The full list is available at his site, but the top 15 players in the league are posted below.

Rank Rating Player Team







1
93.13
Angel McCoughtry
Atlanta Dream
2
92.78
Sylvia Fowles
Chicago Sky
3
92.03
Candace Parker
Los Angeles Sparks
4
91.50
Epiphanny Prince
Chicago Sky
5
91.46
Tamika Catchings
Indiana Fever
6
91.29
DeWanna Bonner
Phoenix Mercury
7
91.15
Tina Charles
Connecticut Sun
8
90.80
Sophia Young
San Antonio Silver Stars
9
89.57
Rebekkah Brunson
Minnesota Lynx
10
88.28
Maya Moore
Minnesota Lynx
11
88.14
Seimone Augustus
Minnesota Lynx
12
88.08
Sancho Lyttle
Atlanta Dream
13
88.06
Taj McWilliams-Franklin
Minnesota Lynx
14
88.00
Cappie Pondexter
New York Liberty
15
87.93
Katie Douglas
Indiana Fever

Ratings are based on actual player stats through 6/16/12 and how they've helped their team's overall performance.

Obviously, Sylvia Fowles and Epiphanny Prince are extremely important to the Chicago Sky and it will be interesting to see who steps up for the Sky over the next 6-8 weeks with Prince out due to injury.

But also interesting is the cluster of four Minnesota Lynx players in the top 15, which comes back to something I wondered about the last time I looked at player rankings: who would say is the MVP of the Minnesota Lynx right now?

Measuring a player's value with a single number is never easy - and I'm not saying the numbers above are the authoritative measure of a player - but the fact that the four Lynx players above are rated so closely speaks volumes about the balance of this team and what makes them difficult to beat.

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