# Basketball Terms Ipsum

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2-point field goal percentage; the formula is 2p / 2pa. 3-point field goal attempts (available since the 1979-80 season in the nba) age; player age on february 1 of the given season. ast blocks (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) drb% defensive rebound percentage (available since the 1970-71 season in the nba); the formula is 100 * (drb * (tm mp / 5)) / (mp * (tm drb + opp orb)). defensive rebound percentage is an estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while he was on the floor. drtg fg% field goal attempts (includes both 2-point field goal attempts and 3-point field goal attempts) ft% dean oliver's "four factors of basketball success"; please see the article four factors for more information. gb losses most valuable player mp minutes played (available since the 1951-52 season) ows offensive win shares; please see the article calculating win shares for more information. stl% stops; dean oliver's measure of individual defensive stops. please see dean's book for details. turnover percentage (available since the 1977-78 season in the nba); the formula is 100 * tov / (fga + 0.44 * fta + tov). turnover percentage is an estimate of turnovers per 100 plays. true shooting attempts; the formula is fga + 0.44 * fta. w > .500 w-l% ws/48.

2-point field goals 2-point field goal percentage; the formula is 2p / 2pa. 3pa defensive player of the year defensive rebound percentage (available since the 1970-71 season in the nba); the formula is 100 * (drb * (tm mp / 5)) / (mp * (tm drb + opp orb)). defensive rebound percentage is an estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while he was on the floor. four factors g games behind; the formula is ((first w - w) + (l - first l)) / 2, where first w and first l stand for wins and losses by the first place team, respectively. mp minutes played (available since the 1951-52 season) offensive rating (available since the 1977-78 season in the nba); for players it is points produced per 100 posessions, while for teams it is points scored per 100 possessions. this rating was developed by dean oliver, author of basketball on paper. i will point you to dean's book for complete details. per points turnover percentage (available since the 1977-78 season in the nba); the formula is 100 * tov / (fga + 0.44 * fta + tov). turnover percentage is an estimate of turnovers per 100 plays. usage percentage (available since the 1977-78 season in the nba); the formula is 100 * ((fga + 0.44 * fta + tov) * (tm mp / 5)) / (mp * (tm fga + 0.44 * tm fta + tm tov)). usage percentage is an estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player while he was on the floor. pythagorean wins; the formula is g * (tm pts14 / (tm pts14 + opp pts14)). the formula was obtained by fitting a logistic regression model with log(tm pts / opp pts) as the explanatory variable. using this formula for all baa, nba, and aba seasons, the root mean-square error (rmse) is 3.14 wins. using an exponent of 16.5 (a common choice), the rmse is 3.48 wins. (note: an exponent of 10 is used for the wnba.) win shares; an estimate of the number of wins contributed by a player. please see the article calculating win shares for more information..

2pa 3p 3pa ast% blk% defensive player of the year drb defensive rebound percentage (available since the 1970-71 season in the nba); the formula is 100 * (drb * (tm mp / 5)) / (mp * (tm drb + opp orb)). defensive rebound percentage is an estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while he was on the floor. field goal percentage; the formula is fg / fga. free throw percentage; the formula is ft / fta. games behind; the formula is ((first w - w) + (l - first l)) / 2, where first w and first l stand for wins and losses by the first place team, respectively. mp opponent orb% ows pace factor (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba); the formula is 48 * ((tm poss + opp poss) / (2 * (tm mp / 5))). pace factor is an estimate of the number of possessions per 48 minutes by a team. (note: 40 minutes is used in the calculation for the wnba.) per 36 minutes personal fouls poss pprod rookie of the year total rebounds (available since the 1950-51 season) w w-l% won-lost percentage; the formula is w / (w + l)..

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2-point field goals 2-point field goal percentage; the formula is 2p / 2pa. 3pa defensive player of the year defensive rebound percentage (available since the 1970-71 season in the nba); the formula is 100 * (drb * (tm mp / 5)) / (mp * (tm drb + opp orb)). defensive rebound percentage is an estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while he was on the floor. four factors g games behind; the formula is ((first w - w) + (l - first l)) / 2, where first w and first l stand for wins and losses by the first place team, respectively. mp minutes played (available since the 1951-52 season) offensive rating (available since the 1977-78 season in the nba); for players it is points produced per 100 posessions, while for teams it is points scored per 100 possessions. this rating was developed by dean oliver, author of basketball on paper. i will point you to dean's book for complete details. per points turnover percentage (available since the 1977-78 season in the nba); the formula is 100 * tov / (fga + 0.44 * fta + tov). turnover percentage is an estimate of turnovers per 100 plays. usage percentage (available since the 1977-78 season in the nba); the formula is 100 * ((fga + 0.44 * fta + tov) * (tm mp / 5)) / (mp * (tm fga + 0.44 * tm fta + tm tov)). usage percentage is an estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player while he was on the floor. pythagorean wins; the formula is g * (tm pts14 / (tm pts14 + opp pts14)). the formula was obtained by fitting a logistic regression model with log(tm pts / opp pts) as the explanatory variable. using this formula for all baa, nba, and aba seasons, the root mean-square error (rmse) is 3.14 wins. using an exponent of 16.5 (a common choice), the rmse is 3.48 wins. (note: an exponent of 10 is used for the wnba.) win shares; an estimate of the number of wins contributed by a player. please see the article calculating win shares for more information..

2pa 3p 3pa ast% blk% defensive player of the year drb defensive rebound percentage (available since the 1970-71 season in the nba); the formula is 100 * (drb * (tm mp / 5)) / (mp * (tm drb + opp orb)). defensive rebound percentage is an estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while he was on the floor. field goal percentage; the formula is fg / fga. free throw percentage; the formula is ft / fta. games behind; the formula is ((first w - w) + (l - first l)) / 2, where first w and first l stand for wins and losses by the first place team, respectively. mp opponent orb% ows pace factor (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba); the formula is 48 * ((tm poss + opp poss) / (2 * (tm mp / 5))). pace factor is an estimate of the number of possessions per 48 minutes by a team. (note: 40 minutes is used in the calculation for the wnba.) per 36 minutes personal fouls poss pprod rookie of the year total rebounds (available since the 1950-51 season) w w-l% won-lost percentage; the formula is w / (w + l)..