Cappie Pondexter leads a talented group of players who are expected to vie for the 2013 WNBA MVP trophy.
For three straight seasons, post Tina Charles has put up MVP-caliber numbers. But improved play from Kara Lawson, Renee Montgomery and the rest of Connecticut's backcourt has the Sun on top in the East.
Two MVP candidates collide in the WNBA playoffs as Tina Charles' Connecticut takes on Angel McCoughtry's Atlanta in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The 2010 rookie of the year is even more comfortable in her second season, and that bodes well for the Connecticut Sun.