Effectiveness (basketball)

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The effectiveness is a benchmark by which the performance of a player of a basketball game assessable and can be made comparable. It is calculated using the formula

Effectiveness = (points + rebounds + assists + steals + blocks ) - ((number of attempts to throw - number of throws converted) + (number of free-throw attempts - number of free throws converted ) + turnover )

This effectiveness value is also included in the official statistics of the Basketball Bundesliga .


This effectiveness value is criticized for the fact that the duration of the game of the respective player is not included in the calculation and that there is no weighting of the incoming variables. One rating that takes these influencing factors into account is the Player Efficiency Rating (PER), which, due to its complexity, has not yet been able to establish itself in the official statistics.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Advanced basketball math. Phoenix Hagen , January 22, 2008, accessed on June 2, 2012 (description of the statistics).
  2. Andi: Who is the BBL's best player? schoenen-dunk.de, April 20, 2006, accessed on June 2, 2012 (detailed description of the various perspectives).
  3. ^ Calculating PER. basketball-reference.com, accessed June 2, 2012 .