Results of a survey filled out by general managers from every team in the WNBA show that the Los Angeles Sparks are favored to the win the 2018 championship.
Los Angeles received 33 percent of the votes compared to 25 percent for the Lynx, who are the reigning champions and still have have the core of a team that's won four titles since 2011.
So how do the Lynx feel about the WNBA's GM survey? A simple "lol" is all.
The Sparks were also picked to win the most regular season games in the Western Conference, with the Lynx again getting the second most votes.
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Fans won't have to wait long for Minnesota and L.A. to settle it on the court. They two meet at Target Center in the season opener on Sunday at 4 p.m. (ESPN2).
Other survey results:
- Maya Moore is the pick to win WNBA MVP.
- Sylvia Fowles, the 2017 MVP, didn't appear to get any votes for MVP.
- Fowles and Moore picked up votes for best defensive player.
- Minnesota got 92 percent of the vote for best home-court advantage.
- Lindsay Whalen got 50 percent of the vote for future best coach, which she already is with the Gophers.
- Moore was the pick to take a shot with the game on the line.
- Moore won best forward.
- Fowles won best center.
- Cheryl Reeve won the vote for best head coach and motivator.
- Whalen finished second behind Sue Bird for best leader.
In other Lynx news, the team waived 2018 draft pick and former Gophers star Carlie Wagner, which was expected as she'll likely groom her game overseas.