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Why Elena Delle Donne is top rookie

Updated: July 31, 2013, 1:39 PM ET
By Rachel Eldridge | ESPN Stats & Info

For a player listed at 6 feet, 5 inches, bigger has always been better. But it's the small things, the things beyond the box score, that will help Elena Delle Donne win the 2013 WNBA rookie of the year award.

On the most basic level, Delle Donne is a step behind No. 1 overall pick Brittney Griner. The Phoenix rookie leads the league in several offensive and defensive categories, including field goal percentage (59.8) and blocks per game (2.83). But Griner's injury in ...

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