This article uses the Wins Produced metric to discuss the productivity of NBA players. This metric is based on box score statistics that are adjusted for other factors including pace, position and team. A general scale is given for this, and links to advanced explanations are listed at the bottom of the page.
Wins Produced per 48 Minutes (WP48) – The number of wins a player produces in 48 minutes of play. 0.100 is average and 0.250 is considered the “superstar threshold”. A player a WP48 of 0.000 produces no wins, and any player with a negative WP48 produces a negative number a wins (or, if you prefer, a positive number of losses)
For more information on the terms used in this post, please consult the Glossary of Terms.
- All basic NBA stats, including playing time, salary, and age, are from Basketball-Reference
- Shooting data by location are from Hoopdata
- Team Stat data are from dougstats
- The Wins Produced (WP and WP48) metric is the work of Berri and Schmidt. I use the Automated Wins Produced site, which is powered by data from Basketball-Reference and Yahoo Sports and put together by Andres Alvarez.
- Positional averages (for PPS, etc) are from The Wages of Wins.
- All of the draft data is the work of Arturo Galletti
- The Player Efficiency Rating (PER) metric is the work of John Hollinger.
- The Win Shares (WS and WS48) metric is based on the work of Dean Oliver and Bill James and implemented by Basketball Reference.