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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 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) fg% free throw attempts lg 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. pprod smoy steals (available since the 1973-74 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. 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.).

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 rebounds (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) dws 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%). games minutes played (available since the 1951-52 season) mov margin of victory; the formula is pts - opp pts. orb pace 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 game personal fouls points stl stl% stops; dean oliver's measure of individual defensive stops. please see dean's book for details. team 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. trb trb% usg% 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 pyth win probability.

2p award share blocks (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) 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. fg% fga ft% four factors g games started (available since the 1982 season) mvp per points produced; dean oliver's measure of offensive points produced. please see dean's book for details. pts roy smoy stl team 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. 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 w pyth the estimated probability that team a will defeat team b in a given matchup. year that the season occurred. since the nba season is split over two calendar years, the year given is the last year for that season. for example, the year for the 1999-00 season would be 2000..

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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 rebounds (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) dws 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%). games minutes played (available since the 1951-52 season) mov margin of victory; the formula is pts - opp pts. orb pace 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 game personal fouls points stl stl% stops; dean oliver's measure of individual defensive stops. please see dean's book for details. team 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. trb trb% usg% 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 pyth win probability.

2p award share blocks (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) 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. fg% fga ft% four factors g games started (available since the 1982 season) mvp per points produced; dean oliver's measure of offensive points produced. please see dean's book for details. pts roy smoy stl team 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. 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 w pyth the estimated probability that team a will defeat team b in a given matchup. year that the season occurred. since the nba season is split over two calendar years, the year given is the last year for that season. for example, the year for the 1999-00 season would be 2000..