Basketball Terms Ipsum

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2-point field goal percentage; the formula is 2p / 2pa. 3-point field goal percentage (available since the 1979-80 season in the nba); the formula is 3p / 3pa. 3-point field goal attempts (available since the 1979-80 season in the nba) 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. blk defensive player of the year dws fg% free throws fta gb gs losses l pyth league margin of victory; the formula is pts - opp pts. 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. srs w wins over .500; the formula is (w - l) / 2..

2pa age assists ast% blk% defensive rebounds (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) defensive win shares; please see the article calculating win shares for more information. fta g games started (available since the 1982 season) ortg player efficiency rating (available since the 1951-52 season); per is a rating developed by espn.com columnist john hollinger. in john's words, "the per sums up all a player's positive accomplishments, subtracts the negative accomplishments, and returns a per-minute rating of a player's performance." please see the article calculating per for more information. also see vaa and var. per 36 minutes a statistic (e.g., assists) divided by minutes played, multiplied by 36. sixth man of the year steals (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) ts% wins year.

The formula is (award points) / (maximum number of award points). for example, in the 2002-03 mvp voting tim duncan had 962 points out of a possible 1190. his mvp award share is 962 / 1190 = 0.81. defensive win shares; please see the article calculating win shares for more information. fg 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. gmsc mp pf srs 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. ts% w-l%.
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