WNBA Awards: count ’em By Sue Favor - August 26, 2018 Big awards announced less than three hours ago: Breanna Stewart is the league’s regular-season MVP. Natasha Howard is the most improved player. For the second year in a row, Sue Bird won the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award. Stewart has led a Storm resurgence. Extra-amazing bonus: NBA star Steph Curry’s essay on raising strong girls.