View Full Version : Possession Usage and Potential Assists

11-19-2010, 02:59 PM

This is an old post. But they have an interesting discussion here. I'm not sure where this ended up going.

Dan Rosenbaum comes up with an estimate for potential assists:

potential assists = assists * (0.5 * points / field goals made) / teammates' true shooting percentage

I had personally never seen this.

And for those wondering, HoopStudes is Dean Oliver himself.

11-19-2010, 03:21 PM
so it is attempting to include plays where people are fouled and plays where people miss shots... so trying to measure how often a player sets up a teammate with a pass that could lead to a score.

interesting... it gives a better idea of how often someone has the ball in their hand...

this has to be adjusted for when a player is actually on the court though... no?

and we are dealing with averages...and not actual numbers right? (for instance we are not looking at the TS% on plays that originatted with a pass from the player of interest...but rather the TS% for all plays)

seems like there might be some flaws in the logic... unless i am interpreting this wrong...