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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2019, Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part B

A more robust estimation and extension of factors determining production (FDP) of basketball players


Author(s): Martínez, Jose A

Abstract: We have re-evaluated the research regarding how to measure the productivity of basketball players (FDP) through box-scores statistics. Using a much more comprehensive data set we have estimated the weights of the box-scores variables, and we have obtained a valid model, with a more reliable estimation of those weights, and a relevant improvement in the explained variance of the model. In addition, because of the availability of new information regarding turnovers assigned to teams, our new FDP metric is better from a theoretical viewpoint. Besides obtaining a more robust estimation of FDP, we have proposed a simple way to obtain a full index of productivity, considering points and blocks made. This new index (PTC) is an easily understandable and implementable metric that should help managers, media and fans to evaluate the performance of basketball players. Our contribution has important implications for managerial decision in professional basketball regarding signing players, and also simplifies understanding for media and fans.

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Martínez, Jose A. A more robust estimation and extension of factors determining production (FDP) of basketball players. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2019;6(3):81-85.
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