2023 was the Dallas Wings best season in franchise history. In her first season at the helm, head coach Latricia Trammell led the Wings to a 22-18 regular season record and their first WNBA semi-final appearance in team history. 

This summer, Trammell and the Wings will return as they look to be one of the WNBA’s most serious contenders. Dallas will get most of their squad back for the 2024 season, and the sky’s the limit for this young core. 

With just about two months until the Wings’ lone preseason game, let’s take a look at who will be in the Dallas starting lineup when the season tips off. 

PG – Crystal Dangerfield

After taking over the starting point guard duties, Dangerfield was able to provide a steady presence for the Wings down the stretch. Dangerfield only averaged 8 points and 3 assists last season but could make a lot of winning plays that didn’t show up in the box score. 

Dangerfield will be back in the mix for the Wings in 2024 and will likely get the first look at the starting point guard position. 

SG – Arike Ogunbowale

Last season, Arike Ogunbowale had the best all-around season in her five-year WNBA career. Along with 21 points, Arike averaged career highs in assists (4.5), rebounds (3.4), and steals (1.7)

If the Wings want to capture their first-ever WNBA Championship in 2024, Arike Ogunbowale has to not only be the best player on the Wings but one of the best players in the entire league. 

SF – Satou Sabally

For the first time in her entire WNBA career, Satou Sabally was able to play an entire season. Being healthy showed Sabally’s full skillset as she was named the WNBA’s most-improved player. 

Much like Ogunbowale, Satou Sabally will have to perform amongst the league’s best if Dallas wants to compete for a title in 2024. 

PF – Natasha Howard

For a long time, the Dallas Wings were looking for the perfect veteran to pair with their seemingly ever-growing young core. That was until Natasha Howard came in and had one of the best seasons in her lengthy WNBA career. 

Last season, Howard averaged 16.5 points and 8 rebounds. This year, Howard will be back and will once again be a big piece to the Wings’ success in 2024. 

C – Teaira McCowan

In a Dallas Wings system that is so heavily focused on bigs, Teaira McCowan’s presence was a big key to the team’s success in 2023. McCowan averaged 11 points and 9 rebounds on a Wings team, which led the WNBA in points in the paint and rebounding. 

With McCowan and Kalani Brown both back in 2024, the Wings post presence will be dominant once again. 

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