Efficiency Ratings: Temple

Using an 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 above referenced 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.

LATEST GAME

Jahlil Okafor had 16 points and eight rebounds in his introduction to the rough-and-tumble world of New York City basketball, and No. 4 Duke overcame an off night from the field in coasting to a 74-54 victory over Temple in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday night.

Quinn Cook had 18 points and freshman Justise Winslow added 15 for the Blue Devils, who shot 31 percent from the field in the first half before warming up a little in the second on a cold, chilly night in the Big Apple. Freshman point guard Tyus Jones added seven assists on a night Duke shot 39 percent from the field.

The Blue Devils made up for their poor shooting, forcing 17 turnovers while holding Temple to 37 percent shooting from the field, including 1-of-12 from long range.

v. TEMPLE

(change from previous game)
  • Jahlil Okafor +13 (-8)
  • Justise Winslow +13 (—)
  • Tyus Jones +13 (-9)
  • Quinn Cook +17 (-7)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon -4 (-4)
  • Amile Jefferson +13 (+6)
  • Grayson Allen +5 (+5)
  • Matt Jones +3 (+1)
  • Semi Ojeleye -2 (-3)
  • Marshall Plumlee +11 (+9)



Notes: The two biggest changes from the Michigan State game to Temple happened in the post where Jahlil Okafor’s efficiency tumbled while Marshall Plumlee’s soared. The freshman’s score dipped eight points primarily due to 13 missed field goals in 20 attempts. Okafor did finish with 16 points and eight rebounds, but another point of potential concern for Duke has to be that just one of those boards was a defensive rebound.

Meanwhile, Marshall Plumlee came in for just 11 minutes, but recorded five rebounds, two steals, and two blocks. He also scored his only put-back attempt to have a 1.000 field goal percentage. It’s been a trend for the youngest Plumlee brother who has continually come in and played a very defined (and helpful) role for this year’s team.

Once again the point guards were good, though Tyus Jones’ 1-of-7 field goal shooting performance resulted in just a +13, bringing down an otherwise strong stat line which included five rebounds, seven assists (against just one turnover), and three steals. Meanwhile, Quinn Cook’s shot was falling as the senior scored 17 points, grabbed five rebounds, and grabbed two steals.


MEMORABLE SEASON PERFORMANCES

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

Ten Most Efficient Performances

  • Jahlil Okafor v. Presbyterian (+28)
  • Quinn Cook v. Michigan St (+24)
  • Tyus Jones v. Michigan St (+22)
  • Jahlil Okafor v. Fairfield (+22)
  • Amile Jefferson v. Fairfield (+22)
  • Grayson Allen v. Presbyterian (+22)
  • Tyus Jones v. Presbyterian (+21)
  • Jahlil Okafor v. Michigan St (+21)
  • Quinn Cook v. Temple (+17)

Five Least Efficient Performances*

  • Rasheed Sulaimon (-4) v. Temple
  • Semi Ojeleye (-2) v. Temple
  • Marshall Plumlee (+0) v. Michigan St
  • Rasheed Sulaimon (+0) v. Michigan St
  • Matt Jones (+3) v. Temple


SEASON EFFICIENCY RATING

Cumulative Season ratings for the Blue Devils. (E/game)*
  • Jahlil Okafor +84 (21.0)
  • Quinn Cook +82 (20.5)
  • Tyus Jones +66 (16.5)
  • Justise Winslow +53 (13.3)
  • Amile Jefferson +53 (13.3)
  • Marshall Plumlee +38 (9.5)
  • Grayson Allen +37 (9.3)
  • Matt Jones +26 (6.5)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon +21 (5.3)
  • Semi Ojeleye +9 (2.3)


Games Factored In: N/A

MOST EFFICIENT PER MINUTE

Cumulative Season ratings per minute for the Blue Devils. (E/minutes)
  • Grayson Allen: 0.974
  • Jahlil Okafor: 0.785
  • Marshall Plumlee: 0.760
  • Quinn Cook: 0.672
  • Tyus Jones: 0.623
  • Amile Jefferson: 0.576
  • Justise Winslow: 0.571
  • Matt Jones: 0.371
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 0.339
  • Semi Ojeleye: 0.250


SEASON HIGH/LOW PERFORMANCES


Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player
  • Jahlil Okafor 28 / 13
  • Justise Winslow 21 / 12
  • Tyus Jones 22 / 10
  • Quinn Cook 24 / 17
  • Rasheed Sulaimon 20 / -4
  • Amile Jefferson 24 / 7
  • Grayson Allen 22 / 0
  • Matt Jones 14 / 2
  • Semi Ojeleye 5 / -2
  • Marshall Plumlee 17 / 2



Notes:

- Off the bench Duke is getting exactly what they need and have looked for from the youngest Plumlee for the last two years. The junior big man is among the three most efficient players on the roster on a per minute basis.

- It’s certainly an offensive concern that Sulaimon, Jones, and Ojeleye have been virtual non-factors on that end of the court.

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