Basketball has seen quite a lot of changes since its invention by James Naismith in 1891 and spread across the world. Many rules and tactics have been introduced, resulting to a sport that is one of the most popular worldwide today. One great feature is the 3 – point field goal, that plays a major role in games of all levels.

It is a general consensus that in basketball the best team usually wins. This has proven to be quite accurate for many decades. One question that raises though is, in which extent do the team stats have to do with the long – term success of a club. Is there any stats category that could tell us the truth about it?