Just under a month ago, the new WNBA Data Explorer was released. If you missed it, here are all the gory details.
Today, I’m introducing several big add-ons to the Data Explorer and a couple other major feature upgrades to the website elsewhere.
At the top of any WNBA page at Across the Timeline, you can now search for players, coaches, and teams/franchises to pull up full stats, awards, and more for any of them, past or present. Just like with the player pages, career/overall stats split by default by season/team, but they can be split instead by any combination of Home/Away, Opponent, Opposing Coach, Team, Win/Loss, and more.
In addition to basic and advanced stats for that particular coach/team, you can also select opposing stats for any coach or team.
Advanced coach and team stats now also includes offensive rating, defensive rating, and net rating for any split.
Here are a few example links to specific coaching data:
Here are a few example links to specific team/franchise data:
With offensive rating, defensive rating, and net rating now on the coach/team pages, it is now included in several team searches in the Data Explorer as well. Here are a few examples:
In addition to searching for individual games, full seasons, or careers, you can now also search for streaks of consecutive games in the following ways:
These are similar to the team win/loss streak search in that they compile runs of games, presenting aggregate data on those runs as well as listings of game logs for the matches returned.
Let’s run through a few examples to show what you can do with these new searches.
Get the latest results with the search here: consecutive regular season games with 10+ PTS
I’ve been talking about this one all season as there are currently two active streaks in the top 10 here: Arike Ogunbowale (5th - 58 games) and A’ja Wilson (8th - 51 games), though it would take another season still to reach Cynthia Cooper’s 92-game streak.
Get the latest results with the search here: consecutive regular season games with 20+ PTS
Another big one this season, as Betnijah Laney put together 8 consecutive games with 20 or more points to start the 2021 season, tied for the 2nd-longest such streak in league history. Of course Cynthia Cooper is at the top of this leader board, too.
Here are a few more:
There’s always more in the works, so stay tuned for future updates, and if you run in to a problem or need help finding what you’re looking for, feel free to reach out at email@example.com.