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2-point field goal attempts 3pa assists blk% defensive rebounds (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) defensive rebound percentage (available since the 1970-71 season in the nba); the formula is 100 * (drb * (tm mp / 5)) / (mp * (tm drb + opp orb)). defensive rebound percentage is an estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while he was on the floor. field goals (includes both 2-point field goals and 3-point field goals) four factors 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. gs mp offensive rebounds (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) per game sos stl steals (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) 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. 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. wins wins over .500; the formula is (w - l) / 2. w-l%.

2p 2pa blk drb% free throw percentage; the formula is ft / fta. free throw attempts dean oliver's "four factors of basketball success"; please see the article four factors for more information. mov ortg orb 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 steals (available since the 1973-74 season in the nba) trb tsa w > .500 w pyth won-lost percentage; the formula is w / (w + l). ws/48.

2p% 3-point field goal percentage (available since the 1979-80 season in the nba); the formula is 3p / 3pa. age drb dws fg fta l most valuable player per 36 minutes a statistic (e.g., assists) divided by minutes played, multiplied by 36. stops; dean oliver's measure of individual defensive stops. please see dean's book for details. won-lost percentage; the formula is w / (w + l). year. 2p% age; player age on february 1 of the given season. 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. 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. drb defensive rebound percentage (available since the 1970-71 season in the nba); the formula is 100 * (drb * (tm mp / 5)) / (mp * (tm drb + opp orb)). defensive rebound percentage is an estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while he was on the floor. fg fga ft free throws dean oliver's "four factors of basketball success"; please see the article four factors for more information. losses opp orb per personal fouls sos stl 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. ws/48 year.
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