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Efficiency: The Daily Recap

How do many WNBA coaches quickly evaluate a player's game performance? They check her efficiency.

WNBA.com now evaluates all players based on the efficiency formula, the same one also used by fantasy game players in WNBA Virtual GM: ((Points + Rebounds + Assists + Steals + Blocks) - ((Field Goals Att. - Field Goals Made) + (Free Throws Att. - Free Throws Made) + Turnovers)).

For example, compare Nykesha Sales' game (16 points, 10 rebounds and two assists) on May 24 vs. Los Angeles and Tamika Williams' game (six points, eight rebounds and two assists) on May 24 vs. Sacramento. Sales played a better game, right? Not exactly. Williams, who shot 3-3 from the field and committed zero turnovers, registered a +16 efficiency total while Sales, who shot 5-14 from the field and committed three turnovers, logged a +14.

For games played on 7/31/2014

vs
Sky  87
Box Score
Liberty  74
Player MIN EFF
S. Fowles36+27
J. Faulkner24+21
T. Young33+17
E. Prince33+17
A. Quigley29+14
J. Breland22+6
E. Delle Donne11+6
S. Goodlett4+2
C. Clements8+1
PlayerMINEFF
T. Charles35+24
A. Warley-Talbert11+14
S. McKinney12+12
A. Cruz18+6
P. Pierson19+6
C. Houston6+5
T. Rodgers24+4
A. Montgomery17+4
C. Pondexter31+4
S. Cash17+3
N. Lacy8+1


vs
Lynx  75
Box Score
Mercury  67
Player MIN EFF
M. Moore31+22
R. Brunson35+20
S. Augustus32+11
J. McCarville29+10
L. Whalen29+9
M. Wright18+8
T. White14+6
D. Peters11+1
D. Dantas20
PlayerMINEFF
B. Griner37+26
C. Dupree36+19
D. Bonner37+18
P. Taylor27+14
D. Taurasi36+3
E. Murphy160
M. Bass4-1
E. Kobryn3-1
A. Jekabsone-Zogota4-2

 

@
Dream  85
Box Score
Shock  75
Player MIN EFF
T. Hayes37+26
E. de Souza34+24
S. Lyttle30+16
A. McCoughtry32+10
C. Dumerc30+7
A. Henry9+4
N. Colhado1+3
J. Thomas12+1
A. Thompson5+1
S. Schimmel100
PlayerMINEFF
G. Johnson36+18
C. Paris24+13
J. Hooper17+9
O. Sims37+7
R. Hodges23+7
V. Baugh10+6
S. Diggins38+4
T. Jackson-Jones7+4
A. Goodrich5+2
J. Lacy40


@
Fever  76
Box Score
Storm  67
Player MIN EFF
T. Catchings27+21
M. Coleman34+20
E. Larkins29+11
B. January29+10
S. Zellous30+10
L. Clarendon14+7
L. Kizer11+5
K. Christmas19+2
K. Thomas2+1
N. Howard60
PlayerMINEFF
S. Stricklen26+19
N. Quinn19+14
S. Bird29+7
T. Wright21+7
C. Little33+5
C. Langhorne33+5
J. O'Hea10+3
W. Rolle5+2
A. Robinson8+2
T. Johnson11+1
A. Clark40

 

2014 MOST EFFICIENT REGULAR SEASON PERFORMANCES
PLAYER
DATE
OPP
MIN
FGM-A
FTM-A
REB
AST
ST
BS
TO
PTS
EFF
MIN vs Dream 46 16-30 9-11 10 4 2 1 5 48 + 44
PHO vs Lynx 34 11-15 5-5 18 2 0 2 2 27 + 43
MIN @ Shock 35 13-21 7-7 13 2 2 0 4 38 + 43
CHI vs Shock 35 12-16 2-2 10 5 1 7 3 26 + 42
TUL @ Stars 40 15-20 7-8 3 4 1 1 0 39 + 42
CHI vs Sparks 30 8-16 16-16 14 1 1 1 1 33 + 41
IND @ Dream 42 5-8 3-5 22 4 6 0 1 13 + 39
NYL vs Lynx 37 14-20 4-4 10 2 2 1 2 32 + 39
MIN @ Shock 37 12-21 8-8 11 3 2 0 1 33 + 39
MIN @ Mercury 37 15-26 4-4 4 3 5 2 0 36 + 39
WAS vs Sun 31 11-14 0-0 13 2 3 2 1 22 + 38
NYL @ Sparks 38 12-22 7-7 15 1 1 2 2 31 + 38
NYL vs Shock 36 13-20 2-3 14 2 2 2 3 28 + 37
MIN vs Shock 37 10-18 11-13 9 5 2 1 2 32 + 37
CON @ Sky 27 8-11 2-4 10 6 2 5 0 18 + 36
CHI vs Sun 27 8-11 2-4 10 6 2 5 0 18 + 36
MIN @ Sparks 29 12-16 4-6 4 4 4 0 1 31 + 36
MIN @ Mystics 36 11-21 9-11 9 3 1 1 1 34 + 35
LAS vs Storm 35 8-14 3-3 11 7 2 4 3 20 + 35
PHO vs Shock 32 12-15 4-4 4 1 2 6 3 28 + 35
CHI vs Liberty 38 8-17 11-11 1 7 6 2 2 30 + 35
MIN vs Sun 43 12-24 6-6 12 2 5 1 6 33 + 35