((Points + Rebounds + Assists + Steals + Blocks) - ((Field Goals Att. - Field Goals Made) + (Free Throws Att. - Free Throws Made) + Turnovers)).
For example, compare the following stat lines:
Player A: 17 points (5-of-22 FG, 7-9 FT), 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, 4 turnovers.
Player B: 15 points (5-8 FG, 3-4 FT), 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 turnovers
Who had the better game? Using the NBA formula player B, who hit five of eight shots and committed two turnovers registered a +20 efficiency total while Player A who missed 17 shots and had four turnovers had just a +11 rating.
For reference, last year LeBron James posted the two most efficient games of the season with a +54 (37 points on 11-of-17 FG & 9-10 FT, 12 rebounds, 11 assist, 2 steals, 1 block, and 2 turnovers) and +50 (40 points on 16-of-23 FG & 6-6 FT, 8 rebounds, 8 assist, 1 steal, 2 blocks, and 2 turnovers) rating.
The Blue Devils defeated Miami of Ohio 79-45 on Tuesday night despite an off night on the offensive end of the floor that was illustrated by preseason ACC Player of the Year Kyle Singler's 3-of-11 shooting performance.
v. Miami of Ohio
(change from previous game)
- Kyrie Irving +16 (-10)
- Nolan Smith +20 (-5)
- Kyle Singler +7 (-16)
- Mason Plumlee +16 (+5)
- Miles Plumlee +1 (--)
- Seth Curry +18 (+6)
- Andre Dawkins +8 (-1)
- Ryan Kelly +10 (+8)
- Josh Hairston +0 (-5)
- Tyler Thornton +2 (-5)
Notes: As a whole the Blue Devils were far less efficient in the second game of the season. Singler suffered the biggest change in production, losing 16 points while freshman Kyrie Irving lost 10 points after being saddled with early foul trouble. On the positive side Duke got a much improved performance from Mason Plumlee who logged a career best 14 rebounds while Seth Curry logged a career high 17 points and saw an improvement of six. In his first start of the season, sophomore Ryan Kelly saw his rating surge a team high eight points.
MEMORABLE SEASON PERFORMANCES
Throughout the season TDD will track the various highs and lows using the formula.
Five Most Efficient Performances
- Kyrie Irving v. Princeton (+26)
- Nolan Smith v. Princeton (+25)
- Kyle Singler v. Princeton (+23)
- Nolan Smith v. Miami (Ohio) (+20)
- Seth Curry v. Miami (Ohio) (+18)
Five Least Efficient Performances
- Josh Hairston v. Miami (Ohio) (+0)
- Miles Plumlee v. Princeton (+1)
- Miles Plumlee v. Miami (Ohio) (+1)
- Ryan Kelly v. Princeton (+2)
- Tyler Thornton v. Miami (Ohio) (+2)
SEASON EFFICIENCY RATING
Cumulative Season ratings for the Blue Devils.
- Nolan Smith +45
- Kyrie Irving +42
- Kyle Singler +30
- Seth Curry +30
- Mason Plumlee +27
- Andre Dawkins +17
- Ryan Kelly +12
- Tyler Thornton +9
- John Hairston +5
- Miles Plumlee +2