The 2019 WNBA offseason was rife with nervous chatter about the league’s top players: who was in and who was out, and for how long? How would teams fare with altered rosters, new head coaches, and perhaps a greater shot at the title with the defending champs missing their biggest stars?
But bubbling under that was talk of the opportunity for players to step up and perhaps greater opportunity for rookies and second-year players to begin making their mark on the league now, and just that happened.
This past summer saw some major milestones for some of the league’s most under-sung veterans and huge records for several players from the latest Draft class. All the while last year’s runner-up showed off the most potent offense the league has ever seen.
Let’s take a look at the records, milestones, and leader board jumps we saw in the 2019 WNBA season, going team-by-team.