Lynx picked to win WNBA title, Elena Delle Donne MVP favorite in GM poll

The Minnesota Lynx are the favorite to win the WNBA championship in a survey of the league's 12 general managers.

Washington's Elena Delle Donne, who was traded to the Mystics from the Chicago Sky during the offseason, is the top choice to win the league's MVP award.

Five of the league's 12 general managers picked the Lynx to win their fourth title since 2011. The Los Angeles Sparks, who defeated the Lynx in the Finals last season, were selected by three GMs to repeat.

Also receiving votes for MVP were the Liberty's Tina Charles, the Sparks' Nneka Ogwumike and Candace Parker, and the Lynx's Maya Moore.

The Mystics, largely thanks to the addition of Delle Donne, were selected as the league's most improved team. San Antonio's Kelsey Plum, who was the league's No. 1 overall draft pick, is the Rookie of the Year favorite.

The WNBA begins its season Saturday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.