I guess you could say I’m an aspiring stats nerd. Recently, I’ve been diving into WNBA statistics for this season.
This morning, I went through the numbers over the past seven days to determine which players had the biggest improvement from their season average.
Statistically speaking, Sue Bird and Alex Bentley improved the most during the 7-day span.
Bird, in now her 17th WNBA season, hasn’t been shooting the ball well. But over four games, she’s shot the ball very efficiently, while boosting her assists and steals.
Season: 39.1 FG%, 32.8 3P%, 6.9 AST, 1.2 STL
6/22-6/29: 52 FG%, 42.9 3P%, 9.5 AST, 2.0 STL
Bentley, 27, thrived in a sixth man role last season and really caught her stride coming off the bench this week.
Hitting the three-ball is key to Bentley’s game, opening up the court and making her virtually unstoppable. If she can shoot in the mid-30s from three, Connecticut’s bench will be the most dangerous in the league.
Season: 39.6 FG%, 27.3 3P%, 2.9 AST, 1.3 STL
6/22-6/29: 48.6 FG%, 36.4 3P%, 5.0 AST, 2.3 STL