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2p 2p% 2-point field goal attempts 3p 3pa award share defensive rebounds (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) efg% field goals (includes both 2-point field goals and 3-point field goals) fg% free throw attempts game score; the formula is pts + 0.4 * fg - 0.7 * fga - 0.4*(fta - ft) + 0.7 * orb + 0.3 * drb + stl + 0.7 * ast + 0.7 * blk - 0.4 * pf - tov. game score was created by john hollinger to give a rough measure of a player's productivity for a single game. the scale is similar to that of points scored, (40 is an outstanding performance, 10 is an average performance, etc.). lg mp per a statistic (e.g., assists) divided by games. personal fouls roy steals (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) tov tov% total rebound percentage (available since the 1970-71 season in the nba); the formula is 100 * (trb * (tm mp / 5)) / (mp * (tm trb + opp trb)). total rebound percentage is an estimate of the percentage of available rebounds a player grabbed while he was on the floor. w pyth ws/48.

2-point field goals 3p ast ast% blk% drb% drtg fga ft free throw attempts four factors g games started (available since the 1982 season) mvp margin of victory; the formula is pts - opp pts. 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.) a statistic (e.g., assists) divided by games. poss rookie of the year smoy strength of schedule; a rating of strength of schedule. the rating is denominated in points above/below average, where zero is average. my colleague doug drinen of pro-football-reference.com has written a great explanation of this method. simple rating system; a rating that takes into account average point differential and strength of schedule. the rating is denominated in points above/below average, where zero is average. my colleague doug drinen of pro-football-reference.com has written a great explanation of this method. stops w 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.).

2pa 2-point field goal attempts assist percentage (available since the 1964-65 season in the nba); the formula is 100 * ast / (((mp / (tm mp / 5)) * tm fg) - fg). assist percentage is an estimate of the percentage of teammate field goals a player assisted while he was on on the floor. drb% fga ft g personal fouls poss steal percentage (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba); the formula is 100 * (stl * (tm mp / 5)) / (mp * opp poss). steal percentage is an estimate of the percentage of opponent possessions that end with a steal by the player while he was on the floor. total rebounds (available since the 1950-51 season) ts% wins over .500; the formula is (w - l) / 2. win shares; an estimate of the number of wins contributed by a player. please see the article calculating win shares for more information..
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