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For Stat Geeks Only

As opposed to evaluating a particular player based on statistics, I thought it would be interesting to place a value on the statistic itself. For example an ASSIST, by its very nature, would have a high value because it always results in points scored. Whereas an OFFENSIVE REBOUND simply represents a retained possession with no guarantee of points scored. Other than satisfying one's curiosity, quantifying certain stats could help in designing game strategies, coaching emphasis and even player evaluation.

I've listed several common statistical categories. Rate them in order, in terms of value to YOUR team. Comments welcome, too.

ASSIST
BLOCKED SHOT
FOUL (before penalty)
FOUL (after penalty)
FLAGRANT FOUL COMMITTED
JUMPBALL POSSESSION
LANE VIOLATION (offense)
LANE VIOLATION (defense)
REBOUND (offensive)
REBOUND (defensive)
STEAL
TECH.FOUL COMMITTED
TECH.FOUL COMMITTED/ejection
THREE SECONDS (offense)
THREE SECONDS (defense)
TURNOVER (forced)
TURNOVER (unforced)

BONUS QUESTION: where would you place the "zero line",  separating positive value from negative value?

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