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Counting Assists and Assist Possessions

We measure how many potential assist points are captured into the defended assists.
If we can weigh good passes and good shots, we can also weigh the defended assists.

Turnover occurs when a team, after gaining control over the ball or having been entitled to the ball, could not produce a try for goal (field or free throw), but makes some type of mistake that turned the ball over to the opponent.
These turnovers are not AP. AP are easy to count and we need a correct number.
AP are a basic statistic in the evaluation of the assists (like possessions and points scored).

We can “estimate” the team total of the possessions and AP using the stat line in the box score. But sometimes the total possessions and AP do not include opening tip-offs or time running out before you can shoot. We have cases with a good free throw bonus after a good but fouled 2 pointer and an extra free throw, following a good but fouled 3 pointer, together generating 4 points out of only 1 (AP) possession.

We always prefer the exact real time counting, passive and active possessions with offensive rebounds included, above the estimation.