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3p% blk% dws defensive win shares; please see the article calculating win shares for more information. field goals (includes both 2-point field goals and 3-point field goals) free throw percentage; the formula is ft / fta. games l losses l pyth mp opp pace pprod pts srs turnovers (available since the 1977-78 season in the nba) tsa 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. w ws.

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) age defensive player of the year defensive rebounds (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) effective field goal percentage; the formula is (fg + 0.5 * 3p) / fga. this statistic adjusts for the fact that a 3-point field goal is worth one more point than a 2-point field goal. for example, suppose player a goes 4 for 10 with 2 threes, while player b goes 5 for 10 with 0 threes. each player would have 10 points from field goals, and thus would have the same effective field goal percentage (50%). field goal percentage; the formula is fg / fga. ft ft% fta games margin of victory; the formula is pts - opp pts. opponent offensive win shares; please see the article calculating win shares for more information. 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 game 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. sixth man of the year turnovers (available since the 1977-78 season in the nba) trb 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. w > .500 w pyth 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.).

2p 3-point field goals (available since the 1979-80 season in the nba) 3-point field goal percentage (available since the 1979-80 season in the nba); the formula is 3p / 3pa. blk blocks (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) efg% field goal percentage; the formula is fg / fga. fga field goal attempts (includes both 2-point field goal attempts and 3-point field goal attempts) dean oliver's "four factors of basketball success"; please see the article four factors for more information. gb gmsc l lg most valuable player mov margin of victory; the formula is pts - opp pts. 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. opp orb 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. a statistic (e.g., assists) divided by games. 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. rookie of the year sos 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. steals (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) true shooting percentage; the formula is pts / (2 * tsa). true shooting percentage is a measure of shooting efficiency that takes into account field goals, 3-point field goals, and free throws. win shares per 48 minutes (available since the 1951-52 season in the nba); an estimate of the number of wins contributed by the player per 48 minutes (league average is approximately 0.100). please see the article calculating win shares for more information. win probability.

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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) age defensive player of the year defensive rebounds (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) effective field goal percentage; the formula is (fg + 0.5 * 3p) / fga. this statistic adjusts for the fact that a 3-point field goal is worth one more point than a 2-point field goal. for example, suppose player a goes 4 for 10 with 2 threes, while player b goes 5 for 10 with 0 threes. each player would have 10 points from field goals, and thus would have the same effective field goal percentage (50%). field goal percentage; the formula is fg / fga. ft ft% fta games margin of victory; the formula is pts - opp pts. opponent offensive win shares; please see the article calculating win shares for more information. 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 game 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. sixth man of the year turnovers (available since the 1977-78 season in the nba) trb 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. w > .500 w pyth 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.).

2p 3-point field goals (available since the 1979-80 season in the nba) 3-point field goal percentage (available since the 1979-80 season in the nba); the formula is 3p / 3pa. blk blocks (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) efg% field goal percentage; the formula is fg / fga. fga field goal attempts (includes both 2-point field goal attempts and 3-point field goal attempts) dean oliver's "four factors of basketball success"; please see the article four factors for more information. gb gmsc l lg most valuable player mov margin of victory; the formula is pts - opp pts. 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. opp orb 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. a statistic (e.g., assists) divided by games. 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. rookie of the year sos 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. steals (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) true shooting percentage; the formula is pts / (2 * tsa). true shooting percentage is a measure of shooting efficiency that takes into account field goals, 3-point field goals, and free throws. win shares per 48 minutes (available since the 1951-52 season in the nba); an estimate of the number of wins contributed by the player per 48 minutes (league average is approximately 0.100). please see the article calculating win shares for more information. win probability.