Beyond just the five primary statistics, there are several other milestones and races to watch for this season:
- Keep your eye on double-doubles, especially from Sylvia Fowles and Tina Charles. Entering the 2019 season, Fowles has 149 career double-doubles, and Charles has 148, only behind Lisa Leslie who finished her career with 157. They will likely both pass Leslie this year, and it will be fascinating to see who ends up in first at the end of 2019. Candace Parker is next in line with 120 double-doubles and in the next couple of seasons could pass Leslie as the all-time leader for the Sparks and the league’s all-time leader in double-doubles for a player with a single franchise.
- Triple-doubles are always worth tracking. In the league’s history, there have only been seven triple-doubles in the regular season, and no player has more than one. Sheryl Swoopes has one in the regular season and one in the postseason, but both Candace Parker and Courtney Vandersloot, who recorded theirs in 2017 and 2018, respectively, could become the first WNBA player with multiple regular season triple-doubles.
- At a time when nearly everyone has developed a three-point shot, Candice Dupree has been the most productive player from inside the arc. Of the nine players who have scored at least 6,000 points, Dupree has the fewest three-pointers made (26). The next closest is Lisa Leslie with 123. No surprise then that Dupree is the all-time leader in two-point field goals made in league history with 2,452, and she’ll likely be the first to make 2,500 this season. In fact, adding on her 26 threes, she is just 22 field goals from becoming the third player to 2,500 total field goals (Taurasi and Tina Thompson).
- Angel McCoughtry enters the 2019 season fourth all-time with 5.05 free throws made per game, and she’s on pace to become the third player (after Taurasi and Thompson) to make 1,500 career free throws, starting this season with 1,439 free throws.
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