A number of big name absences from the league this year led to fewer milestones being reached than was expected at this time last year. Nevertheless, new players have found their way on these lists and others have climbed since last last year. Highlighted players were in at least one game in 2019.
This is a list that was strongly affected by player absences. Diana Taurasi was expected to extend her lead and approach the 9,000 point mark, but only ended up adding a handful of points from the total that she finished at last season. Cappie Pondexter ended up retiring earlier than she planned and Sue Bird, Angel McCoughtry, and Maya Moore also did not add any points to their career totals. Candice Dupree did manage to climb into the top 5 and Tina Charles jumped past a number of players into the top 10. Sylvia Fowles is the newest player in the 5,000 point club, racing past her teammate to do so. There are two new players on the list as DeWanna Bonner will again be in position to surge past a number of players next season and Crystal Langhorne also makes an appearance.
There was almost a second consecutive season with a new rebounding leader, but Sylvia Fowles will have to wait until next season to pass Rebekkah Brunson. She will need to continue to crash the boards as Tina Charles could follow her right into second place soon too. There is one new player on this list as Nneka Ogwumike will approach 2,000 rebounds soon.
Unfortunately, Sue Bird was not able to add to her total and chase the 3,000 assist mark, but there was plenty of movement on the rest of the list. Courtney Vandersloot continued her impressive pace from recent seasons and could be chasing 2,000 assists by the end of next season. Tanisha Wright retires in the top 10. The two newest players on the list are Jasmine Thomas, who is already challenging the top 20, and Leilani Mitchell, who just made it to the 1,000 assist club.
Nobody is in position to catch Tamika Catchings in this category and this is the list with the fewest number of players active this season on it. Tanisha Wright managed to make the list before retirement. The other new player is Candace Parker, making her the only player to be in the top 30 in all 5 of the main counting stats.
Brittney Griner continued her quest for the all-time record with another strong season, but she is still a number of seasons away. The newest players on the list are DeWanna Bonner and Sancho Lyttle.