((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.
After a long break the Blue Devils returned to action to defeat Elon by a 98-72 margin. It was a balanced scoring attack that did in the Phoenix, but the real story of the game was head coach Mike Krzyzewski's tying of Dean Smith on the all-time wins list with 879 over his 36 year career.
(change from previous game)
- Kyrie Irving DNP (--)
- Nolan Smith +25 (+1)
- Kyle Singler +24 (+6)
- Mason Plumlee +9 (+7)
- Miles Plumlee +10 (-6)
- Seth Curry +8 (-5)
- Andre Dawkins +21 (+20)
- Ryan Kelly +17 (+8)
- Josh Hairston +0 (-15)
- Tyler Thornton +5 (+0)
Notes: Ryan Kelly posts his season high with a +17 performance off the bench thanks to his career high 13 points. Without Kyrie Irving the Blue Devils continue to get a lift from their two senior All-Americans as Singler and Smith added E-scores of 25 and 24 points. Despite a slow scoring night (2 points), Mason Plumlee posted a much improved score from the St. Louis game as did Andre Dawkins who rebounded from his performance against SLU to post 17 points, 4 boards, and 4 assists.
MEMORABLE SEASON PERFORMANCES
Throughout the season TDD will track the various highs and lows using the formula.
Ten Most Efficient Performances
- Mason Plumlee v. Marquette (+36)
- Kyrie Irving v. Michigan State (+35)
- Kyle Singler v. Oregon (+27)
- Kyrie Irving v. Princeton (+26)
- Nolan Smith v. Princeton (+25)
- Nolan Smith v. Elon (+25)
- Nolan Smith v. St. Louis (+24)
- Kyle Singler v. Elon (+24)
- Andre Dawkins v. Bradley (+23)
- Kyrie Irving v. Princeton (+23)
Five Least Efficient Performances*
- Seth Curry v. Michigan State (-2)
- Tyler Thornton v. Kansas State (-2)
- Tyler Thornton v. Bradley (-1)
- Josh Hairston v. Kansas State (+0)
- Josh Hairston v. Miami (Ohio) (+0)
- Seth Curry v. Oregon (+0)
SEASON EFFICIENCY RATING
Cumulative Season ratings for the Blue Devils. (E/game)*
- Nolan Smith +194 (17.6)
- Kyle Singler +182 (16.5)
- Kyrie Irving +165 (20.6)
- Mason Plumlee +149 (13.5)
- Andre Dawkins +138 (12.5)
- Miles Plumlee +91 (8.3)
- Ryan Kelly +91 (8.3)
- Seth Curry +87 (7.9)
- Josh Hairston +29 (3.6)
- Tyler Thornton +23 (2.9)
SEASON HIGH/LOW PERFORMANCES
Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player
- Kyrie Irving +35/+12
- Nolan Smith +25/+4
- Mason Plumlee +36/+2
- Kyle Singler +27/+7
- Andre Dawkins +23/+1
- Seth Curry +18/-2
- Ryan Kelly +17/+2
- Miles Plumlee +19/+1
- Tyler Thornton +7/-2
- Josh Hairston +15/+0
Notes: Ryan Kelly's night moves him past Seth Curry on the season E-ratings. Meanwhile, Andre Dawkins is inching closer and closer to Mason Plumlee for the fourth position. Both will likely pass Kyrie Irving in the next few games given the talented freshman's absence.