WNBA 2019 season predictions: Who wins MVP? Who wins the title?

Before the WNBA's 23rd season opens Friday, ESPN's panel of experts weigh in with their predictions for how the 2019 campaign will unfold. Which players will stand out? Which teams will lead the pack?

Analysts Rebecca Lobo and LaChina Robinson, play-by-play personnel Ryan Ruocco and Pam Ward, ESPN.com's Kevin Pelton, The Undefeated's Sean Hurd and espnW's Mechelle Voepel and Katie Barnes cast their picks below.

Who is your preseason pick for MVP?



Barnes: Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics

Hurd: Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics

Lobo: Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury

Pelton: Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics

Robinson: Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury

Ruocco: A'ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces

Voepel: Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics

Ward: Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics

Who is your preseason Rookie of the Year?



Barnes: Asia Durr, New York Liberty

Hurd: Jackie Young, Las Vegas Aces

Lobo: Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas Wings

Pelton: Asia Durr, New York Liberty

Robinson: Jackie Young, Las Vegas Aces


Ruocco: Asia Durr, New York Liberty

Voepel: Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas Wings

Ward: Napheesa Collier, Minnesota Lynx

Which five players will make the All-WNBA First Team?



Barnes: Liz Cambage, Las Vegas; Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics; Tiffany Hayes, Atlanta Dream; Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks; Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago Sky

Hurd: Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces; Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics; Chelsea Gray, Los Angeles Sparks; Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Sun; Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago Sky

Lobo: Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces; Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics; Chelsea Gray, Los Angeles Sparks; Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury; Tiffany Hayes, Atlanta Dream

Pelton: Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces; Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics; Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm; Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks; Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago Sky

Robinson: Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics; Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury; Tiffany Hayes, Atlanta Dream; Kayla McBride, Las Vegas Aces; A'ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces

Ruocco: Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces; Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics; Chelsea Gray, Los Angeles Sparks; Tiffany Hayes, Atlanta Dream; A'ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces

Voepel: Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics; Chelsea Gray, Los Angeles Sparks; Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury; Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks; A'ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces

Ward: Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces; Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics; Chelsea Gray, Los Angeles Sparks; Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury; A'ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces

Which teams will meet in the WNBA Finals?



Barnes: Connecticut Sun vs. Washington Mystics

Hurd: Connecticut Sun vs. Las Vegas Aces


Lobo: Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury

Pelton: Connecticut Sun vs. Washington Mystics

Robinson: Phoenix Mercury vs. Washington Mystics

Ruocco: Los Angeles Sparks vs. Phoenix Mercury

Voepel: Phoenix Mercury vs. Washington Mystics

Ward: Phoenix Mercury vs. Washington Mystics

Which team will win the 2019 WNBA title?



Barnes: Washington Mystics

Hurd: Connecticut Sun

Lobo: Phoenix Mercury

Pelton: Washington Mystics

Robinson: Phoenix Mercury

Ruocco: Phoenix Mercury

Voepel: Phoenix Mercury

Ward: Phoenix Mercury
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