The WNBA Wins Produced Scorecard for 2014

A key to watching team sports is knowing the players.  As the saying goes: ” You can’t tell the players without a scorecard!”  With that in mind, here is the Wins Produced of every single player in the WNBA from the 2014.

A few quick notes before we get to the scorecard:

  • The calculation of Wins Produced follows the same approach taken for the NBA: http://wagesofwins.com/how-to-calculate-wins-produced/
  • The specific calculations were reported in the following article: Berri, David J. and Anthony Krautmann. (2013). “Understanding the WNBA On and Off the Court.” In Handbook on the Economics of Women in Sports. edited by Eva Marikova Leeds and Michael Leeds. Edward Elgar Press. pp. 132-155.
  • The basic story we see for the NBA holds for the WNBA.  Scorers tend to be overvalued.  Non-scorers are undervalued.  So there are productive player who do not score much and unproductive players who score quite a bit.
  • In looking at these results, keep in mind that an average player will post a WP40 of 0.100. So if the player’s WP40 is above 0.100, the player is above average.

 

ALL WNBA PLAYERS IN 2014

Atlanta Dream Minutes WP40 Wins Produced
Sancho Lyttle 1064 0.196 5.21
Erika de Souza 986 0.168 4.13
Tiffany Hayes 967 0.171 4.12
Celine Dumerc 527 0.182 2.40
Angel McCoughtry 970 0.098 2.39
Shoni Schimmel 726 0.094 1.71
Aneika Henry 436 0.098 1.07
Amanda Thompson 174 0.084 0.37
DeLisha Milton-Jones 23 -0.078 -0.04
Inga Orekhova 13 -0.465 -0.15
Nadia Gomes Colhado 125 -0.073 -0.23
Jasmine Thomas 594 -0.016 -0.24
Matee Ajavon 220 -0.117 -0.64
Swin Cash 149 -0.209 -0.78
Sum of WP 19.32
Actual Wins 19
Chicago Sky Minutes WP40 Wins Produced
Sylvia Fowles 596 0.220 3.27
Epiphanny Prince 841 0.141 2.97
Jessica Breland 850 0.109 2.31
Courtney Vandersloot 450 0.174 1.95
Elena Delle Donne 407 0.181 1.84
Tamera Young 937 0.040 0.95
Allie Quigley 844 0.038 0.79
Jamierra Faulkner 694 0.031 0.54
Courtney Clements 373 0.033 0.31
Gennifer Brandon 122 0.076 0.23
Markeisha Gatling 320 0.002 0.01
Aaryn Ellenberg 1 -0.042 0.00
Sasha Goodlett 444 -0.039 -0.43
Sum of WP 14.75
Actual Wins 15
Connecticut Sun Minutes WP40 Wins Produced
Chiney Ogwumike 921 0.164 3.78
Alyssa Thomas 930 0.151 3.52
Alex Bentley 871 0.092 2.01
Kelsey Griffin 592 0.129 1.91
Katie Douglas 1041 0.070 1.82
Renee Montgomery 537 0.071 0.96
Allison Hightower 334 0.084 0.70
Kelly Faris 192 0.086 0.41
Kayla Pedersen 313 0.047 0.37
Kelsey Bone 793 0.015 0.31
Briana Gilbreath-Butler 36 -0.059 -0.05
Ebony Hoffman 69 -0.064 -0.11
Kelley Cain 43 -0.113 -0.12
Danielle McCray 208 -0.098 -0.51
Sum of WP 14.99
Actual Wins 13
Indiana Fever Minutes WP40 Wins Produced
Erlana Larkins 1044 0.333 8.70
Karima Christmas 736 0.120 2.21
Tamika Catchings 428 0.201 2.16
Briann January 894 0.085 1.90
Shavonte Zellous 931 0.068 1.59
Marissa Coleman 815 0.058 1.17
Krystal Thomas 177 0.143 0.63
Maggie Lucas 310 0.040 0.31
Layshia Clarendon 397 0.028 0.28
Jasmine Hassell 21 -0.154 -0.08
Sydney Carter 286 -0.081 -0.58
Lynetta Kizer 280 -0.129 -0.90
Natasha Howard 577 -0.100 -1.45
Sum of WP 15.94
Actual Wins 16
Los Angeles Sparks Minutes WP40 Wins Produced
Candace Parker 994 0.225 5.59
Nneka Ogwumike 909 0.217 4.94
Armintie Herrington 788 0.172 3.39
Kristi Toliver 772 0.142 2.75
Jantel Lavender 961 0.051 1.22
Alana Beard 915 0.052 1.18
Lindsey Harding 705 0.012 0.20
Samantha Prahalis 21 -0.088 -0.05
Darxia Morris 30 -0.290 -0.22
Nikki Greene 38 -0.327 -0.31
Candice Wiggins 237 -0.062 -0.37
Farhiya Abdi 143 -0.145 -0.52
Sandrine Gruda 410 -0.094 -0.97
Sum of WP 16.84
Actual Wins 16
Minnesota Lynx Minutes WP40 Wins Produced
Lindsay Whalen 1038 0.238 6.17
Maya Moore 1181 0.186 5.48
Damiris Dantas 659 0.162 2.66
Devereaux Peters 503 0.170 2.13
Janel McCarville 919 0.079 1.81
Seimone Augustus 750 0.052 0.98
Monica Wright 444 0.060 0.67
Rebekkah Brunson 302 0.084 0.63
Tricia Liston 183 0.111 0.51
Lindsey Moore 100 0.100 0.25
Asia Taylor 174 0.054 0.24
Tan White 604 0.013 0.20
Nadirah McKenith 24 0.079 0.05
Sum of WP 21.79
Actual Wins 25
New York Liberty Minutes WP40 Wins Produced
Anna Cruz 922 0.201 4.63
Tina Charles 1118 0.138 3.84
Alex Montgomery 744 0.103 1.91
Cappie Pondexter 1047 0.072 1.89
Natasha Lacy 82 0.325 0.67
Sugar Rodgers 564 0.046 0.64
Plenette Pierson 574 0.025 0.36
Janeesa Jeffery 72 0.164 0.30
Avery Warley 442 0.012 0.14
Shanece McKinney 165 0.014 0.06
Kara Braxton 31 0.038 0.03
Charde Houston 145 -0.007 -0.03
Toni Young 38 -0.077 -0.07
Swin Cash 240 -0.020 -0.12
Essence Carson 364 -0.018 -0.17
DeLisha Milton-Jones 320 -0.054 -0.43
Sum of WP 13.64
Actual Wins 15
Phoenix Mercury Minutes WP40 Wins Produced
Diana Taurasi 1017 0.251 6.37
Brittney Griner 1046 0.211 5.53
Penny Taylor 775 0.241 4.67
Candice Dupree 1063 0.171 4.54
DeWanna Bonner 996 0.169 4.22
Erin Phillips 616 0.127 1.96
Shay Murphy 328 0.157 1.28
Mistie Mims 492 0.070 0.86
Tiffany Bias 66 -0.238 -0.39
Ewelina Kobryn 136 -0.221 -0.75
Anete Jekabsone-Zogota 340 -0.135 -1.15
Sum of WP 27.14
Actual Wins 29
San Antonio Silver Stars Minutes WP40 Wins Produced
Jayne Appel 844 0.235 4.97
Danielle Robinson 1091 0.171 4.66
Becky Hammon 785 0.147 2.88
Sophia Young 827 0.099 2.06
Shenise Johnson 538 0.141 1.90
Jia Perkins 519 0.124 1.60
Kayla McBride 883 0.021 0.45
Davellyn Whyte 9 -0.630 -0.14
Astou Ndour 35 -0.215 -0.19
Heather Butler 38 -0.327 -0.31
Kayla Alexander 298 -0.063 -0.47
Shameka Christon 338 -0.123 -1.04
Danielle Adams 699 -0.075 -1.31
Sum of WP 15.06
Actual Wins 16
Seattle Storm Minutes WP40 Wins Produced
Crystal Langhorne 983 0.118 2.91
Tanisha Wright 743 0.109 2.02
Noelle Quinn 485 0.163 1.98
Temeka Johnson 579 0.136 1.97
Sue Bird 965 0.065 1.57
Jenna O’Hea 390 0.097 0.94
Shekinna Stricklen 577 0.053 0.76
Alysha Clark 560 0.033 0.46
Waltiea Rolle 65 0.263 0.43
Angela Robinson 176 0.005 0.02
Camille Little 1017 -0.014 -0.36
Nicole Powell 338 -0.067 -0.57
Sum of WP 12.12
Actual Wins 12
Tulsa Shock Minutes WP40 Wins Produced
Courtney Paris 940 0.269 6.32
Skylar Diggins 1192 0.117 3.49
Odyssey Sims 1170 0.097 2.85
Glory Johnson 1069 0.097 2.60
Vicki Baugh 268 0.187 1.25
Riquna Williams 174 0.076 0.33
Angel Goodrich 177 0.054 0.24
Tiffany Jackson 71 0.013 0.02
Jordan Hooper 646 -0.005 -0.08
Roneeka Hodges 720 -0.011 -0.19
Theresa Plaisance 90 -0.145 -0.33
Jennifer Lacy 357 -0.201 -1.79
Sum of WP 14.71
Actual Wins 12
Washington Mystics Minutes WP40 Wins Produced
Emma Meesseman 930 0.228 5.29
Monique Currie 803 0.154 3.09
Ivory Latta 1081 0.098 2.65
Kara Lawson 611 0.148 2.26
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt 550 0.113 1.56
Tianna Hawkins 363 0.111 1.00
Stefanie Dolson 625 0.063 0.98
Kia Vaughn 794 0.045 0.90
Bria Hartley 924 0.020 0.46
Kalana Greene 79 0.151 0.30
Tayler Hill 39 -0.255 -0.25
Jelena Milovanovic 181 -0.120 -0.54
Sum of WP 17.70
Actual Wins 16

 

NOTE: WNBA box score data can be found at basketball-reference.com.

– DJ