Sunday, April 22, 2007

A good basketball statistic?

When I check the stats of a basketball game, I usually calculate a statistic that you'll never see in newspapers. That probably means it's a useless stat, but gee, it seems good to me. You can use my stat to see whether a player's offense has been productive. It's very simple: points per field goal try.

Generally, players need to consistently score about 1.0,and players who do 1.25 and better are an offensive force. My stat is good for 3-point shooters who hit nearly 40%, but it's also good for players who take many tough shots, missing a lot, but drawing fouls and making their foul shots. So: please think about my stat.

A personal experience led me to be aware of this statistic. I'll tell you about it tomorrow.

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