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2p% 3p ast% 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. defensive rebounds (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) free throw percentage; the formula is ft / fta. four factors games pythagorean losses; the formula is g - w pyth. offensive rebounds (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) ows a statistic (e.g., assists) divided by minutes played, multiplied by 36. per game smoy stl trb% ts% 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.).

3-point field goal percentage (available since the 1979-80 season in the nba); the formula is 3p / 3pa. 3pa ast block percentage (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba); the formula is 100 * (blk * (tm mp / 5)) / (mp * (opp fga - opp 3pa)). block percentage is an estimate of the percentage of opponent two-point field goal attempts blocked by the player while he was on the floor. dpoy drtg fg% gb 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. 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.). mov 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. pace poss pprod sixth man of the year srs stops; dean oliver's measure of individual defensive stops. please see dean's book for details. tm turnovers (available since the 1977-78 season in the nba) trb% 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. usg% wins win shares; an estimate of the number of wins contributed by a player. please see the article calculating win shares for more information..

2pa 2-point field goal attempts 3-point field goals (available since the 1979-80 season in the nba) 3p% ft% free throw percentage; the formula is ft / fta. losses lg minutes played (available since the 1951-52 season) opp opponent orb% ows per a statistic (e.g., assists) divided by games. poss possessions (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba); the formula for teams is 0.5 * ((tm fga + 0.4 * tm fta - 1.07 * (tm orb / (tm orb + opp drb)) * (tm fga - tm fg) + tm tov) + (opp fga + 0.4 * opp fta - 1.07 * (opp orb / (opp orb + tm drb)) * (opp fga - opp fg) + opp tov)). this formula estimates possessions based on both the team's statistics and their opponent's statistics, then averages them to provide a more stable estimate. the formula for players is rather lengthy and can be found in dean oliver's book. pprod pts sixth man of the year srs stops tm team trb ts% tsa usg% w.
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