Points Above Average

Measures scoring production compared to the average player in each season of NBA history.  

To calculate Points Above Average start with the players points scored then subtract average points scored based on his number of shot attempts.

In math terms it looks like this: 

POINTS ABOVE AVERAGE = PLAYERS POINTS - TRUE SHOT ATTEMPTS x LEAGUE AVERAGE POINTS/TRUE SHOT ATTEMPT


True Shot Attempts is an estimate of the total number of shots each player has used including free throws (every two free throw attempts counts as almost one 'True Shot').  The formula for TSA is 

Field Goal Attempts + 0.44 x Free Throw Attempts 





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