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2p 3-point field goal percentage (available since the 1979-80 season in the nba); the formula is 3p / 3pa. blk 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. defensive win shares; please see the article calculating win shares for more information. fga field goal attempts (includes both 2-point field goal attempts and 3-point field goal attempts) ft free throw attempts gb 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.). league margin of victory; the formula is pts - opp pts. 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.) pf personal fouls pprod points roy sos 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 stops; dean oliver's measure of individual defensive stops. please see dean's book for details. 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. wins ws win shares; an estimate of the number of wins contributed by a player. please see the article calculating win shares for more information. 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..

2-point field goal attempts ast% field goals (includes both 2-point field goals and 3-point field goals) field goal attempts (includes both 2-point field goal attempts and 3-point field goal attempts) pythagorean losses; the formula is g - w pyth. lg 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. roy 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. 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. 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. w > .500 won-lost percentage; the formula is w / (w + l). ws.

2-point field goals 3p% blk% drtg field goals (includes both 2-point field goals and 3-point field goals) fg% field goal attempts (includes both 2-point field goal attempts and 3-point field goal attempts) four factors gmsc gs l l pyth mp minutes played (available since the 1951-52 season) 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.) roy stops; dean oliver's measure of individual defensive stops. please see dean's book for details. 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. true shooting attempts; the formula is fga + 0.44 * fta. w > .500 win probability.
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