Basketball Statistics Tracking Referred Questions:
About the Assists Tracking in the NBA and according the eBA System
"... How are assists awarded in the NBA?
Is it a pass that results in a basket with no dribbles, one dribble, etc., in between?
As in the NBA everything is different: are there specific guidelines for official
tracking ? ..."
Basically, there is no difference with another leagues in this category, only the eBA Basketball Statistics Analysis System have a special treatment with the assists.
According to the NBA’s statisticians' manual, an assist is credited to the player tossing "the last pass leading directly to a field goal if, and only if, the player scoring the goal responds by demonstrating immediate reaction toward the basket."
Consequently, according to the traditional statisticians' rules an assist is a pass that lead directly to a basket.
Any assist is credited to the player tossing the last pass leading directly to a field goal, if and only if the player scoring the goal responds by demonstrating immediate reaction toward the basket.
No more than one assist is to be credited for each field goal.
An in-bounds pass can be an assist, if it leads directly to a field goal.
An assist can be credited if a receiving player takes a dribble, so long as he makes an immediate reaction toward the basket.
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Another obvious element is that this metric is somewhat dependent on how often a team made three-pointers, because the circumstantial numerical evidence that so many three-pointers are assisted.
It is not surprising at all that three-pointers tend to get more assists, having a portion of two-pointers which are "un-assistable", the result of put-backs and tip-ins, while few threes are shot off of the dribble.
Another evidence in our assist analysis maybe a good shooting team that doesn't score often on put-backs, so there were more two-point assist opportunities.
The eBA Basketball Statistics Analysis System, is able to give two assists - like in hockey - on one play.
Many times, a point guard gives a great pass, and another player makes a pass that leads to the basket.
The first pass gets a credit in the game analysis chapter - no at the stats numbers ! -, because it can be more important than the second pass. On the other hand, a great pass that leads to the shooter being fouled is credited as an assist.
In the case of free throws, eBA System register the assist if the fouled player makes both (or the three) throws or one of them. But in this case, in our rate we give the assist a qualification of one point for each free throw made.
The eBA System registers the following stats about Assists, in addition to the Made and Received ones:
Defensive assists, missed assists, potential assists, assists in paint, assists outside of paint, within each, assists leading to jump shots, assists leading to lay-ups, assists leading to foul shots, and within each of these, are they part of fast break or not.
See in our forums the 'basketball assists' topics and the exposition "Basketball Assists Statistical Analysis" at eBA ONLINE.
All the terms in this post are widely explained at The eBA Basketball Encyclopedia.
This topic is resumed in the eBA Basketball Statistics System Book
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Basketball 3/5/8/24 Seconds Cases: Team TO or Personal Turnover ?
"... Generally, we know, the 24 seconds violation is a team turnover and consequently a team steal for the team in defense. This is the game 1 of the NBA playoff game between the Nets & the Raps at the Air Canada Centre. This video clip features a fast break basket by Bostjan Nachbar ... and concludes with the Raps getting called on a 24 second shot clock violation. But previously there is an altered shot gained by the red Nets...
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'Basketball Tracking Stats Referred Questions'
Should you give the statistical tracking according to your eBA Basketball Statistics Analysis System ? Is it a team turnover or a personal of the last blocked shooter ? Is it a team steal because of the 24 seconds violation or is a personal steal of the blocker ? ..."
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