Efficiency Ratings: Miami

Using the NBA Efficiency Rating Formula, TDD tracks the best statistical performances of the season

A quick way NBA coaches measure a player's game performance is by evaluating his efficiency. In order to find a player's efficiency the following formula is used:

((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.


LATEST GAME
After it seemed as though the Blue Devils had received the message of playing hard for an entire 40 minutes against Virginia Tech, Duke looked sluggish and somewhat disinterested as the Miami Hurricanes invaded Cameron Indoor Stadium. The result was a 14 point halftime deficit. A furious second half rally would force overtime where Duke missed all six free throw attempts and eventually fell by four to unranked Miami.

v. Miami


Per minute Efficiency
  • Austin Rivers 0.395
  • Seth Curry 0.615
  • Andre Dawkins 0.000
  • Mason Plumlee 0.393
  • Miles Plumlee 0.292
  • Ryan Kelly 0.385
  • Josh Hairston 0.077
  • Tyler Thornton 0.200
  • Quinn Cook 0.179
  • Michael Gbinije 0.000

Notes: Rivers and Curry combined for a +41, making up for Andre Dawkins' 0 efficiency score. For Rivers it was another high performance game, following up on his career high +23 against Virginia Tech. Most of the improvement comes from additional stat categories being filled. Against the Hokies it was rebounds and assist numbers going up. Against the Hurricanes it was a case of Rivers netting a career high nine rebounds. He's also shooting a much high percentage from the floor and free throw line over the last two games.

In the post Duke struggled to score and defend against a smaller, but more determined Miami squad though Mason Plumlee's 13 rebounds along with Ryan Kelly's 8 points and seven boards did lead to the three posts getting an average of 9.3 efficiency points per player. In his second start of the year (and his career), Josh Hairston managed just a +1 rating against Miami.


MEMORABLE SEASON PERFORMANCES

Throughout the season TDD will track the various highs and lows using the formula.

Ten Most Efficient Performances

  • Mason Plumlee +35 (v. Maryland)
  • Ryan Kelly +30 (v. Wake Forest)
  • Mason Plumlee +29 (v. Colorado St.)
  • Seth Curry +28 (v. Michigan St.)
  • Ryan Kelly +28 (v. Penn)
  • Andre Dawkins +26 (v. Michigan St.)
  • Miles Plumlee +26 (v. W. Michigan)
  • Ryan Kelly +25 (v. Georgia Tech)
  • Mason Plumlee +25 (v. Belmont)
  • Mason Plumlee +25 (v. Temple)
  • Austin Rivers +23 (v. Virginia Tech)

Five Least Efficient Performances*

  • Austin Rivers -3 (v. Clemson)
  • Andre Dawkins -2 (v. Temple)
  • Tyler Thornton -2 (v. Tennessee)
  • Austin Rivers -2 (v. Michigan St.)
  • Josh Hairston -1 (v. Michigan St.)
*- players must play at least 5 minutes or factor into the box score to be considered for per game E-ratings

Ten Most Efficient Per Minute Performances

  • Andre Dawkins 1.250 (v. Colorado St.)
  • Quinn Cook 1.174 (v. W. Michigan)
  • Mason Plumlee 1.160 (v. Colorado St)
  • Miles Plumlee 1.158 (v. Colorado St)
  • Mason Plumlee 1.040 (v. W. Michigan)
  • Mason Plumlee 1.129 (v. Maryland)
  • Miles Plumlee 1.118 (v. Penn)
  • Ryan Kelly 1.111 (v. Wake Forest)
  • Ryan Kelly 1.077 (v. Penn)
  • Mason Plumlee 0.958 (v. UNC-Greensboro)
*- players must play at least 5 minutes or factor into the box score to be considered for per game E-ratings

Five Least Efficient Per Minute Performances

  • Josh Hairston -0.200 (v. Michigan St.)
  • Tyler Thornton -.143 (v. Tennessee)
  • Andre Dawkins -.143 (v. Temple)
  • Quinn Cook -.125 (v. Belmont)
  • Tyler Thornton -.125 (v. Ohio State)
*- players must play at least 5 minutes or factor into the box score to be considered for per game E-ratings
SEASON EFFICIENCY RATING

Cumulative Season ratings for the Blue Devils. (E/game)*
  • Mason Plumlee +407 (17.8)
  • Ryan Kelly +334 (14.6)
  • Seth Curry +267 (11.3)
  • Miles Plumlee +255 (11.7)
  • Austin Rivers +247 (9.9)
  • Andre Dawkins +177 (8.0)
  • Quinn Cook +135 (8.1)
  • Tyler Thornton +126 (5.7)
  • Josh Hairston +56 (4.5)
  • Michael Gbinije +35 (3.9)
*- players must play at least 3 minutes or factor into the box score to be considered for per game E-ratings. (Gbinije 9, Hairston 13, Cook 16)

Cumulative Per Minute Season ratings for the Blue Devils. (Eseason/SeasonMinutes)*

  • Miles Plumlee 0.620
  • Mason Plumlee 0.612
  • Ryan Kelly 0.567
  • Quinn Cook 0.477
  • Seth Curry 0.392
  • Josh Hairston 0.327
  • Michael Gbinije 0.343
  • Austin Rivers 0.341
  • Andre Dawkins 0.313
  • Tyler Thornton 0.298

SEASON HIGH/LOW PERFORMANCES

Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player
  • Austin Rivers +23 / -3
  • Seth Curry +28 / 0
  • Andre Dawkins +26 / -2
  • Mason Plumlee +35 / +7
  • Miles Plumlee +26 / +1
  • Ryan Kelly +30 / +1
  • Josh Hairston +13 / -1
  • Tyler Thornton +16 / -2
  • Quinn Cook +27 / -1
  • Michael Gbinije +11 / 0


Notes: Seth Curry's strong performance against Miami has catapulted him back into the third spot on the season totals. Curry now leads Miles Plumlee (who maintained his status as the most efficient player per minute) by 12 points. The team's lone senior also has Rivers now biting at his heels for fourth place as the last two games have produced a 40-12 advantage for the freeman guard. Another disproportionate game in production could see Rivers hop into fourth place in the season standings.

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