Oct 31 2008

The Average Number of Starters Based on Lead

Tweet Now that I’ve looked at how the average number of starters changes based on time, I want to take a look at how this statistic changes based on a team’s lead (or deficit). The ultimate goal from all of this is to model realistic substitution patterns over the course of a game, as this [...]

Oct 28 2008

The Average Number of Starters Over Time

Tweet For the foreseeable future my work will focus on understanding how specific game situations affect team, unit, and player performance. The end goal is to understand what performance in these specific situations means with respect to true player ability. To kick this off, I’ve decided to take a very general look at how the [...]

Oct 24 2008

Welcome ESPN The Magazine Readers

Tweet Let me first welcome you to the website. The about page and my welcome post will help bring you up to speed on who I am and why I’ve created this website. You can also checkout the archives to see what I’ve posted since the inception of this website. If you’re interested in keeping [...]

Oct 16 2008

2007-2008 Regular Season Play-By-Play Data Now Available

Tweet I want to let everyone know that I’ve updated the data page with an initial draft of the 2007-2008 regular season play-by-play data. This data is in CSV format, and includes every player on the court along with any shot location information available. To provide this data in this format, I haven’t been able [...]