With another regular season in the books, let’s take a look at how players moved up the all-time rankings for individual stats. Highlighted players appeared in at least one game this year. 11 players are on the lists for all 5 statistical categories including active players DeWanna Bonner, Candice Dupree, Angel McCoughtry, Candace Parker, and Diana Taurasi.
Diana Taurasi crossed the 9,000 point mark along with other milestones this season. There had been some expectation that Candice Dupree would cross the 7,000 point barrier, but her team situation changed drastically this season and now is looking behind her at Tina Charles, whose return had her move from 11th to 6th with no signs of slowing down. Candace Parker and Sylvia Fowles will be looking at the next year when they battle to reach 6,000 points first. DeWanna Bonner should also reach that mark next year with Angel McCoughtry hoping to get there with a return to full health. Tiffany Hayes and Skylar Diggins-Smith are the two newest players to this list.
Sylvia Fowles continues to lead this list, but Tina Charles reached second in her return and Candace Parker reached the 3,000 mark. DeWanna Bonner figures to move into the top 10 next season with Brittney Griner poised to jump up the chart more as she approaches 2,000 rebounds. Jessica Breland and Jantel Lavender are the two new additions and there are a lot of players that they can pass next year.
Sue Bird cracked the 3,000 assist mark as the leader in this category, but Courtney Vandersloot is still on a torrid pace as she and Diana Taurasi made it past 2,000 dimes. Candace Parker narrowly missed out on reaching 9th this year. Skylar Diggins-Smith is the latest player to reach 1,000 with Chelsea Gray ready to join her next year. Odyssey Sims and DeWanna Bonner are the newest members of this list with the latter making it to all five lists this season.
It will still be a few seasons before anyone can challenge Margo Dydek, but Brittney Griner continued her pursuit. While there will be lots of move outside of the top portion of this list, the top numbers will be hard to chase. There was only one newcomer to the list as A’ja Wilson made it.
Tamika Catchings remains so far ahead of everyone that it looks unlikely that anyone can steal the top spot from her anytime soon. Sue Bird could reach 700 with another season while Angel McCoughtry’s injury prevented her from making a significant move up this list. In the middle of the list, there is a lot of room for movement next year. Teammates Jasmine Thomas and Briann January joined this list this season.