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Know Your Stats Vol. 2

Effective Field Goal Percentage is often confused with True Shooting Percentage.  While true shooting percentage brings free throws into the mix in order to more accurately gauge how points are scored, effective field goal percentage focuses on shot attempts from the field and accounts for the fact that three pointers are worth more.  The formula …

Know Your Stats Vol. 1

True Shooting Percentage True shooting percentage shows you how well a player is shooting when you factor in three pointers and free throws.  It is calculated as follows: Points/(2*(FGA + 0.44*FTA)) The 0.44 lowers the value of the free throw attempt because the shot is uncontested and only worth one point.  The adjustment also provides …