Feb 23 2009

The Relationship Between Shooting and Defensive Efficiency

In my last post I took a broad look at how the four factors impact a lineup’s defensive efficiency. This post will take a closer look at the most important factor: shooting. As a refresher, the data I am using comes from each team’s most used lineup during the ’07-’08 season (view the lineups). I […]

Feb 22 2009

Examining Defense: Defensive Four Factors

Back at the end of September, I made a commitment to get more defensive for this season. To achieve this goal, I’ve been archiving a bunch of NBA games for extracting data to create a better picture of defense. So to make the best use of my time, I want to ensure I’m getting data […]

Feb 19 2009

Daily ’08-’09 Play-by-Play Updates Resumed

Some of the code to update the ’08-’09 play-by-play data broke at the beginning of the year, but I’ve finally gotten around to fixing it. I know the audience for these daily updates is small, but I just wanted to let those of you that look for the daily updates know that you can now […]

Feb 17 2009

Basketball on Paper’s Skill Curves

Recent discussion about Basketball on Paper’s skill curves inspired me to use Dean’s formulas to reproduce these curves. The formulas are a bit daunting at first glance, but thankfully they’re really not that bad once you’ve got the data to work with. For the curious reader, most of the formulas came from Appendix 1 of […]

Feb 10 2009

Predicting Team Rebounding Rates

As we saw in my post on ranking net efficiency ratings, we don’t gain a lot of information by ranking NBA efficiency ratings at the team level. In other words, finding each team’s rating does not affect their overall ranking very much. The same holds true for offensive and defensive rebounding rates, and I suspect […]

 

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