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Is FT% impacted by opposing team defense ?

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318342.2 in reply to 318342.1
Date: 03/04/2023 06:59:07
Aussie Pride
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It wouldn't make sense for defense to impact other teams FT. It would just be FT skill level and some random.

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318342.5 in reply to 318342.4
Date: 03/04/2023 13:37:22
Sofia Alpha Dogs
A Grupa
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BC Vitosha Sofia
Better teams >>> Better players >>> Better FT&JS&JR skills >>> Better FT%.
How does that answer the question? Try to understand what the issue is before responding at least...

And it is a very interesting topic indeed. Thanks for pointing that out, Phoenix! I don't have an answer though, except that the best team in my league has the lowest opp. FT %, which sort of adds fuel to the fire.

BBB: 2 (S37 S38); Top tier: 6 (S35 S36 S37 S38 S39 S41); Cup: 8 (S25 S35 S36 S37 S38 S39 S40 S41)
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Date: 03/04/2023 14:25:04
Isca Centurions
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Dartmoor Pumas
Some data from my time in II:

Season 58: All teams between 73.8% and 79.8% opponent FT%. Can't see any pattern and it's a small gap.

Season 59: All teams between 64.9% and 79.4% opponent FT%. A large gap, but the three teams "best" at defending FT% are in the weaker conference where FT% is lower. Again I don't see any pattern between defense and opponent FT%, some of the best defensive teams gave up a high FT%.

Season 60: All teams between 64.6% and 84.5% opponent FT%. There's no pattern related to team ability, if anything so far better teams are conceding a higher FT%.

It's an interesting theory and worth checking, but at least for my small sample it doesn't hold up.

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318342.8 in reply to 318342.3
Date: 03/04/2023 19:11:27
Tampines Fusion
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Mind sharing the data you have which made you infer that?

It's a small sample size, but one of my top FT shooters actually shoots better in a competitive Div I than in the bot infested div II. This season he has been almost perfect from the line in NT tourneys, which have very much better team defense rating than every club I've faced, but cans his shots against teams I thrash easily. Going by that, it appears as if the opposite is actually true (though we know it's just biasness of a small sample size)

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318342.9 in reply to 318342.1
Date: 03/04/2023 23:38:33
Valencia Basket Club (Taronjas)
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It wouldnt make any sense team defense to impact the FT%.

Game shape and also when a team is playing with the reserves (because of the Cup) is two of the factors except luck that you already mention it.