Approximate Value

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The metric which is an estimate of a player's value, making no fine distinctions, but, rather, distinguishing easily between very good seasons, average seasons, and poor seasons. There are two ways to calculate approximate value:

Credits=(Points)+(Rebounds)+(Assists)+(Steal)+(Blocks)-(Field Goals Missed)-(Free Throws Missed)-(Turnovers)
AV= (Credits(3/4) )/21

Alternative method shall be assigned according to the following rules shown here


Before the ’73-74 season, steals, blocks, and turnovers weren’t kept as official stats. In the credits formula, those stats are just omitted as they tend to cancel each other out to some degree when included anyway