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Hoffman, Leslie expected to earn WNBA honors Friday

Updated: September 19, 2008, 12:41 PM ET
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The WNBA is expected to name Indiana Fever forward Ebony Hoffman as the league's most improved player of the year and veteran center Lisa Leslie of the Los Angeles Sparks as the defensive player of the year on Friday.

The league will announce both winners around 5 p.m. ET.

Hoffman, who is in her fifth season in the WNBA, more than doubled her 2007 scoring average (4.2) to 10.4 points per game and increased her rebounding to 7.8, both career bests. Hoffman's rebounding average ranked ...

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