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2022 WNBA MVP Power Rankings Week Four: A’ja Wilson Still the Favorite

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As the WNBA world turns away from week four, the 2022 WNBA MVP power rankings turn into a taut race. Injuries, once again, plagued teams. The Aces continue to perch atop the rankings although the Sun are a close second. There was plenty of exciting action last week and a whopping six games were played on Sunday. The competition for 2022 WNBA MVP this week is intense and it will only get more so as the season progresses.

BRITTNEY GRINER

Today marks 111 days that Brittney Griner has been wrongfully detained in Russia. Her absence has left a deep void for many players, staff, and fans. It is atrocious BG is forced to endure such a nightmare. Thoughts and prayers for her swift, safe return. Wondering how you can help? Please contact the White House and visit wearebg.org to get involved in helping bring BG home. In the meantime, she will top the 2022 WNBA MVP power rankings for obvious reasons.

A’JA WILSON

For the third week in a row, A’ja Wilson is favored to win the 2022 WNBA MVP. Wilson already has six double-doubles on the season and she is a huge reason the Aces are 10-2 heading into week five. She is second in the league in rebounds (9.8), second in blocks (2.3), and 12th in scoring (16.1). Her MVP like impact on a wildly talented Aces team extends to both ends of the court. Wilson is on a 2022 WNBA MVP mission this season.

BREANNA STEWART

At the two spot for the second week, Breanna Stewart leads the league in scoring at 20.2 a game and in steals at 2.7 a game. For those playing fantasy basketball, Stewie leads the league in that category as well (39.1). In spite of her brilliance on the hardwood,  Seattle dropped to 5-5 on the season with two tough losses last week. As the Storm get healthy, expect Stewie to have more open looks beyond the arc.

SYLVIA FOWLES

Standing strong at the three spot, Sylvia Fowles is having one heck of a send-off season. She leads the league in field goal percentage at an amazing 64.1%. She also leads the league in rebounds at 10.3 a game. Oh and by the way she is 10th in the WNBA in scoring at 16.5 a game. Throw in six double-doubles so far and Sweet Syl makes a strong case for 2022 WNBA MVP. Maybe this week the Lynx will finally pick up what she has been laying down.

JACKIE YOUNG

Holding tight at the four spot, Jackie Young is proving 2022 WNBA MVP status worthy. Unfortunately an ankle injury kept her out of one game last week. Hopefully Young makes a swift recovery and returns to the court very soon. She is fourth in the league in scoring at 19.2 PPG and seventh in steals at 1.6. Young gets it done on both ends of the court, disrupting passing lanes to get steals and finishing strong at the bucket.

ALYSSA THOMAS

One player that is all over the court, Alyssa Thomas makes her debut in the 2022 WNBA MVP power rankings. It is awe-inspiring how productive AT is considering neither of her shoulders are 100%. Currently she is pulling down 8.8 RPG (4th), dishing 5.7 APG (5th) and pilfering 1.8 SPG (4th). Add in 14.9 PPG (20th) and where is the sign up sheet to clone her? She already has six double-doubles recording a double-double in rebounds and assists against the Storm on Sunday. AT is all day with her energy, court vision, and knack for being in the right place at the right time.

LOOKING FORWARD

Do not count anyone out of the 2022 WNBA MVP race. Each player has her own unique style and her own exhaustive list of expertise and talent that is on display this season. What you can count on is competitive games, over the top individual plays, and a wonderful ride to the finish line. Make sure to tune-in this week to catch your MVP candidate in action.

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