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Defensive Contribution; Basketball


Defensive Contribution:
Used to very roughly approximate a player’s contribution to her team’s defensive quality, on the assumption that players who play more minutes on a good defensive team deserve credit as quality defenders.
How much does a player contribute to the quality of her team’s defense ?

The formula describes a player’s contribution to helping a team play defense above or below average in terms of their percentage of team minutes played.


Defensive Contribution= ( Min / Tm Min ) * Tm Defensive Rating

In theory, it accounts for both a player's offensive contributions (points, assists, missed fg/ft, to) and his defensive contributions (rebound, steals, blocks). The formula in this case is:

(PTS + REB + AST + STL + BLK − Missed FG − Missed FT − TO).




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210917 ~ About Defensive Contribution

The efficiency stat, in theory, accounts for both a player's offensive contributions (points, assists) and his defensive contributions (steals, blocks), but it is generally thought that efficiency ratings favor offense-oriented players over those who specialize in defense,
Michelle Freight


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