Best duos in Connecticut Sun history

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May 19, 2022
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Best duos in Connecticut Sun history

Nothing’s more exciting on a WNBA court than when two teammates are in sync and together make magic happen. The WNBA as a league has been around for just over 25 years, but in that short amount of time, it has built a solid reputation for having the best basketball players in the world, who thrill fans with their skillful moves and elevate the excitement and drama of each game no different than their male counterparts in the NBA.

The most successful teams, however, don’t just revolve around one player. They find more success when they have players who can work together to bring victory to their team. Just as in the NBA, every team in the womens’ league throughout its brief but storied history has had a dynamic duo whose names, like Cooper and Swoopes, Fowles and Moore, and Ogwumike and Parker, have earned the right to be spoken in the same breath as Jordan and Pippen, Magic and James Worthy, Bird and McHale.

Who are they, these players whose tag-team dominance drive up the score and whose names are inextricably tied to their franchise? Stacker compiled a list of the best duos in Connecticut Sun history using stats from Basketball Reference.

Read on to see which women have been setting the tone for women’s basketball on your favorite team.

#10. 2011 Connecticut Sun
- C Tina Charles: 4.9 win shares (#9 player in 2011)
- G Renee Montgomery: 4.1 win shares (#14 player in 2011)
- Total: 9 win shares (#5 duo in 2011)

#9. 2018 Connecticut Sun
- F-C Chiney Ogwumike: 5 win shares (#7 player in 2018)
- F Jonquel Jones: 4.2 win shares (#12 player in 2018)
- Total: 9.2 win shares (#6 duo in 2018)

#8. 2019 Connecticut Sun
- F Jonquel Jones: 5.6 win shares (#2 player in 2019)
- F Alyssa Thomas: 3.7 win shares (#13 player in 2019)
- Total: 9.3 win shares (#3 duo in 2019)

#7. 2007 Connecticut Sun
- G Lindsay Whalen: 5.9 win shares (#4 player in 2007)
- G-F Katie Douglas: 4.8 win shares (#10 player in 2007)
- Total: 10.7 win shares (#4 duo in 2007)

#6. 2017 Connecticut Sun
- F Jonquel Jones: 7.2 win shares (#3 player in 2017)
- F Alyssa Thomas: 3.5 win shares (#16 player in 2017)
- Total: 10.7 win shares (#3 duo in 2017)

#5. 2006 Connecticut Sun
- G-F Katie Douglas: 5.6 win shares (#6 player in 2006)
- F-C Taj McWilliams-Franklin: 5.2 win shares (#8 player in 2006)
- Total: 10.8 win shares (#5 duo in 2006)

#4. 2008 Connecticut Sun
- G Lindsay Whalen: 6.4 win shares (#3 player in 2008)
- F Asjha Jones: 4.8 win shares (#9 player in 2008)
- Total: 11.2 win shares (#3 duo in 2008)

#3. 2005 Connecticut Sun
- F-C Taj McWilliams-Franklin: 6.3 win shares (#5 player in 2005)
- G Lindsay Whalen: 5.3 win shares (#6 player in 2005)
- Total: 11.6 win shares (#4 duo in 2005)

#2. 2012 Connecticut Sun
- G Kara Lawson: 6.4 win shares (#3 player in 2012)
- C Tina Charles: 5.5 win shares (#9 player in 2012)
- Total: 11.9 win shares (#3 duo in 2012)

#1. 2021 Connecticut Sun
- F Jonquel Jones: 6.6 win shares (#1 player in 2021)
- F Brionna Jones: 6.1 win shares (#3 player in 2021)
- Total: 12.7 win shares (#1 duo in 2021)

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