Pace of Play

I got a number of questions from the points per possession post a couple of weeks ago about the number of possessions per game. So, let’s take a look at that today as well as how that translates to actual time. First, let’s talk about pace of play. Pace of play takes into account not…

DEE-FENSE!

This week let’s take a look at a couple of defensive stats: Steal Percentage and Block Percentage. Let’s start with the definitions. Steal percentage is the percentage of opponent possessions that end in a steal. Block percentage is the percentage of two-point shots blocked by a team. Two things to note on block percentage: 1.…

Let’s Talk Rebounding

Let’s talk about the last ten champs have dominated the boards.  We’re going to specifically look at Rebounding Percentages, that is, the percentage of available rebounds a team actually collects.  From a formulaic standpoint, total rebounding percentage is pretty straightforward because it’s just the number one team gets divided by total rebounds collected by both…