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Put the Ball in the Basket!

How well do you need to shoot the ball to win it all? As we continue our look at the Last Ten Champions at each level, we come to the analysis of shooting percentages. Namely, True Shooting Percentage and Effective Field Goal Percentage. As a refresher from previous blog entries, True Shooting Percentage factors in …

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 …