by Ken Pomeroy on Monday, January 8, 2007
[This post was scrubbed and updated on 1/22/11]
Just like just about everything on this site, the Game Plan feature is built on the ideas of Dean Oliver. Please buy his book.
The first part is a sortable list of the four factors for each game played so far. Remember that I have to do some estimates on team rebounds, so these numbers are close approximations (except free throw rate, which is exact) of the calculations you’d get by using the official box score where team rebounds are broken down into offensive and defensive. I’m calculating free throw rate (FTR) using FTA/FGA for both offense and defense.
Next to each efficiency number is where that figure ranks for the opponent. For instance, if there is a 1 next to the offensive efficiency number for a particular game, that means it was the most efficient offensive game against that…