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FIBA study confirms four key trends in modern basketball

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The result of the FIBA ​​2020 Descriptive Analysis Report, developed together with the World Association of Basketball Coaches (WABC), demonstrates with data the tendency to share the ball more and shoot more triples per game in modern basketball, which opens the door to incredible comebacks such as those experienced these days in the NBA -also present in the study together with the WNBA


The report analyzes the impact of players and teams on events FIBA, NBA and WNBA more with the aim of providing an overview of key performance indicators in the Senior Men’s and Women’s World Cups, U19 and U17, Olympic Games, NBA and WNBA. His conclusions are revealing.

1. MORE TRIPLE THAN EVER

Three-point attempts continue to increase in the training and absolute categories. For example at the Games it increased from 22.6 in 2008 to 23.4 per game in 2016, while the NBA Playoffs jumped from 14.7 in 2008 to 21.5 in 2016.

Both the U19 Men’s and Women’s World Cups have seen an increase in the number of attempts in the past five editions, while the percentage of three was at an all-time high at the 2016 Women’s Games where Spain was Silver


2. AND MORE EFFICIENTLY IN THE GAME

The percentage of two and three-point field goals in the 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup was exactly the same as during the 2019 NBA Playoffs (50.9%) while the FIBA ​​competitions recorded better numbers in 2010 and 2014.

The percentage has also increased in both the Women’s Olympics and the WNBA Playoffs, with the numbers highest in 2016 compared to previous editions in 2008 and 2012.

3. MORE ROOM FOR THE GAMES

The percentage of points scored from the perimeter at the FIBA ​​Women’s World Cup has increased from 33.1% in 2010 to 50.5% in 2018, while the percentage of points scored by the great players decreased from 66.9 to 49 ,4%. Although that trend has been even more consistent in the men’s World Cup, going from 17.2% in 2010 to 28.4 in 2019.

4. CARING FOR THE BALL THERE IS MORE EQUALITY

The number of assists in the men’s Olympic Games has continued to increase, going from 13.4% in 2008 to 17.2 in 2012 and 19.7 in 2016, showing that sharing the ball facilitates the production of all teams, which It has had a direct impact on the number of games decided by six points or less (34.9% of the total of 92 games), while there was a drop in the percentage of games won / lost by more than 14 points.

Link to see the full report

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