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Factors determining production (FDP) in basketball


  • Jose A. Martinez


The aim of this research is to introduce a simple and easily computable metric to assess the performance of basketball players through non-scoring box-score statistics. This metric is called Factors Determining Production (FDP), which is created through separating points made from the remaining variables which may be quantitatively recorded. FDP is derived from the outcome of several games, it considers both teams’ statistics, and it reflects the final result of a game with noticeable merit. It provides a simple linear weight formula which, together with the points made by each player, yields a comprehensible picture of how well a worker (player) performed. This metric has been validated through different statistical procedures and it overcomes Win Score from a theoretical viewpoint, because it departs production (points) from factors facilitating production.

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  • Jose A. Martinez, 2012. "Factors determining production (FDP) in basketball," Economics and Business Letters, Oviedo University Press, vol. 1(1), pages 21-29.
  • Handle: RePEc:ove:journl:aid:9346

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    1. David J. Berri, 1999. "Who is 'most valuable'? Measuring the player's production of wins in the National Basketball Association," Managerial and Decision Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 20(8), pages 411-427.
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