Actual possessions per game?

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Actual possessions per game? 

Post#1 » by WestGOAT » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:55 pm

I see that basketball-reference uses the following formula to estimate possession per game (https://www.basketball-reference.com/about/glossary.html#poss):
the formula for teams is 0.5 * ((Tm FGA + 0.4 * Tm FTA - 1.07 * (Tm ORB / (Tm ORB + Opp DRB)) * (Tm FGA - Tm FG) + Tm TOV) + (Opp FGA + 0.4 * Opp FTA - 1.07 * (Opp ORB / (Opp ORB + Tm DRB)) * (Opp FGA - Opp FG) + Opp TOV)).

How accurate is this measure? Are there resources available that have the actual counts of possessions per game?

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