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Myisha Hines-Allen wins two fifth place votes for the 2020 WNBA Most Valuable Player Award

The Washington Mystics forward wasn’t close to winning the MVP award, but it’s notable she received votes after being just an end-of-the-bench reserve in 2019.

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Myisha Hines-Allen received some love by the WNBA voters!
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On Thursday, the WNBA announced that Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson won the 2020 Most Valuable Player Award. Despite the Aces playing without center Liz Cambage this season, they had an 18-4 regular season and won the No. 1 seed in the WNBA Playoffs.

But you didn’t read this piece because of Wilson. Where do the Washington Mystics fall in all of this?

Myisha Hines-Allen, who had a breakout 2020 season (17.0 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game), also got some votes for the WNBA MVP award. She received two fifth-place votes which put her in a tie for 10th place with Phoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith.

Yes, the Mystics just squeaked in the playoffs and weren’t close to being as good as the 2019 team was. However, Hines-Allen was clearly the Mystics’ MVP of 2020. And I’m very happy to see that she received some votes for her efforts this summer.

We’ll see where she ranks in the Most Improved Player voting very soon.