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Towards an objective team efficiency rate in basketball

Gilles Celeux 1 Valérie Robert 1, 2
1 SELECT - Model selection in statistical learning
LMO - Laboratoire de Mathématiques d'Orsay, Inria Saclay - Ile de France
2 Probabilités et statistiques
LM-Orsay - Laboratoire de Mathématiques d'Orsay
Abstract : Taking profit of the numerous statistics on basketball games, we propose a team efficiency rate well related with the ranking of the teams after the regular season. This "objective" efficiency rate is different from the standard efficiency rate used to assess the player performances. The ability of this objective team efficiency rate to recover the season ranking is illustrated for the French PRO A championship and for the NBA championship. Moreover, analyzing the scores we get for the players with this "objective" efficiency rate lead us to propose a specific objective player efficiency rate to better take into account their performances.
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Gilles Celeux, Valérie Robert. Towards an objective team efficiency rate in basketball. Journal de la Société Française de Statistique, Société Française de Statistique et Société Mathématique de France, 2015, Sport et Statistique, 156 (2), pp.19. ⟨hal-01020295v2⟩

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