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2022 WNBA MVP Power Rankings Week 10: A’ja Wilson, Queen MVP

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Sadly, the 2022 WNBA season is zooming by. Most teams have eleven or fewer games left to play. The competition will be dicier as teams scramble to snag a coveted playoff spot. Thankfully, the 2022 WNBA MVP power rankings are a pleasure to witness unfold.

A’ja Wilson remains the favorite for MVP, although Breanna Stewart presents her case for the title on the supreme court in WNBA land. Someone better bring case files with a plethora of evidence for MVP queen. Either way, justice prevails, and only one will soon cradle that trophy.

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A’JA WILSON

Fans can rest easy as the Aces discovered its mojo again, winning three road games in a row. The 2022 WNBA MVP frontrunner, A’ja Wilson, played a significant role in those wins. She averaged 22.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks while shooting an impressive 55.9% from the field. She notched another double-double bringing her total to 13, first in the league. 

The Aces are second in the WNBA with an 18-7 record. Twelve games remain for Las Vegas, and seven of those are against teams with losing records. Unless a catastrophe happens, the MVP belongs to Wilson. 

She is second in the league in rebounds (9.9 RPG), blocks (2.1 BPG), and ESPN Fantasy points (37.72 FPG). Her 19.0 points a game and 49.9% field goal percentage solidify Wilson’s MVP status. She has the best all-around game in the WNBA this season. Next on her agenda is a champagne celebration with her team as they hoist the 2022 WNBA Championship trophy.

BREANNA STEWART

No doubt about it, Breanna Stewart is having another great season. Stewie averaged 22.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.0 steals in two wins last week. At 17-8, Seattle is third in the WNBA. With 11 games left, the Storm will face four opponents with losing records, two of those being this week.

As expected, Stewie leads the league in scoring (21.0 PPG) and ESPN fantasy points (38.87 FPG), and she is second in steals (1.8 SPG). Are her numbers and Seattle’s record enough to swipe MVP status from Wilson? Probably not, but what a fun few weeks to find out. 

COURTSIDE POSSIBILITIES

KELSEY PLUM

Kelsey Plum has an outside chance to win the 2022 WNBA MVP award. Whereas Wilson and Stewie are reliable on both ends of the court, KP has issues with defensive consistency. In addition, averaging 2.6 turnovers a game prevents her from joining the WNBA elites. 

With that out of the way, KP is averaging 3.2 three-pointers made (1st), 20.3 points (2nd), and 5.5 assists (8th) while shooting 44.3% from the field. If she can finish the season as a more well-rounded player, KP has an outside shot at this prestigious award.  

CANDACE PARKER

The Chicago Sky are first in the WNBA with a 19-6 record. It is fitting to include Candace Parker as an MVP candidate. She is averaging a modest 13.4 points a game. However, a majority of her contributions cannot be quantified. The Sky are a better team when Ace is on the court, period the end.

Chicago is on a four-game winning streak, and Ace has been integral to those winning ways. Yes, she was 0-11 against the Wings. Throw that statistic out the window and celebrate her eight double-doubles and two triple-doubles this season.

Also, she is first in defensive rebounds (7.9 RPG), fourth in total rebounds (8.8 RPG), and sixth in ESPN fantasy points (32.52 FPG). Paint those numbers into the MVP conversation, at the very least. 

FOLLOW THROUGH

A key matchup this Wednesday features the Storm at the Sky. Two MVP candidates face off, plus two top teams compete for home court advantage in the playoffs. You do not want to miss it.

The final three playoff spots are fluid, and every game counts towards securing a stake in the postseason. There are 14 games on the WNBA menu this week. Get in on the action. Attend a game in person or dial up the games on TV. Watch your favorite MVPs display their hoop skills.

All stats courtesy of Her Hoops Stats

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