Breanna Stewart: At 4.8 win shares through games of July 10. No other WNBA player has even reached 4.
Elena Delle Donne: A prototype EDD year, 28.6 player efficiency rating, in a career of 28.3 PER, second only to Cynthia Cooper.
Liz Cambage: Every bit the dominant rim protector and scorer she was when she last played in the league in 2013, but look at her assist percentage: 15.9%!
A’ja Wilson: Like most of the elites who entered the league—see above and below on this list—Wilson is dominant, and right away. Her 25.6 PER is fourth in the league.
Nneka Ogwumike: The scoring efficiency is a given, but also: she’s above 2 percent steals for the third straight season.
Sylvia Fowles: Just behind Stewart in true shooting percentage at .648, doing it the Fowles way, with an endless array of post moves and putbacks.
Brittney Griner: She keeps on blocking shots (league leader in block percentage), has cut down her turnovers and is again asserting herself offensively.
Chiney Ogwumike: What knee injury? Ogwumike is eighth in the league in PER, blocking shots, grabbing boards and leading the Sun like she never missed a day.
Candace Parker: Her numbers are down a bit from her peak, which is to say she’s a top-ten player in the league even without the pyrotechnics of her 30+ PER seasons of 2013 and 2015.
Natasha Howard: Not yet a household name, but should be, with a season to date you’d swear was taken right out of Nneka Ogwumike’s career statline, a difference-maker for Seattle.
Tina Charles: Doing it all on a struggling Liberty team, now hitting 32.8 percent of her threes on more than three attempts per game, to supplement her double-digit assist percentage, with plenty of rebounds, blocks and steals as well.
Natalie Achonwa: She’s been the five Pokey Chatman hoped, with a 20.4 PER, improved rebounding numbers, even an 11.1 assist percentage.
Maya Moore: A slow start means Moore’s numbers are below her career norms, but as with Parker, that still lands her comfortably among the league’s best.