Thursday, March 16, 2017

Do The Defensive Trends Shed Light on NBA Offensive Increase?

The previous post looked at the dramatic increase in 3-point field goals and other offensive statistics over the last 30 seasons. Do the rate of steals, turnovers and personal fouls per game shed any light on this?

* Turnovers per game started dropping from 1989 through 2000 with a leveling off over the last 10 seasons.

* Steals per game started dropping in the late 1990s with some leveling off for brief period over the last 15 seasons.

* Personal fouls feature some ups and downs with a steady decline since 2006

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