The NBA’s All-Points Per Total Shots Team

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (R) shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum during first half of Game 1 of their NBA Western Conference playoff series in Dallas, Texas April 16, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

When looking at overall shooting, I like to use Points Per Total Shots (PPTS) which is simply:

PPTS = Points / (FGA + FTA)

I prefer this stat to Effective FG% (eFG%) because it accounts for free throw accuracy and eFG% does not. I also like it better than True Shooting % (TS%) because it doesn’t have any arbitrary constants. TS% does. Points Per Shot (PPS = PTS/FGA) is more popular, but PPTS takes into account free throw accuracy, which is important. PPS does not.

Here is a look at the top PPTS players at each position. To qualify, the player had to attempt at least 1000 total shots (FGA + FTA) over the course of the season.

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