Dec 11 2009

The Relationship Between Age, Usage, and 3FG%

Tweet In my last two posts I have taken a look at modeling a player’s 3FG% based on their age, and I’ve also estimated the relationship between usage and 3FG%. In this post I would like to bring these two topics together and estimate the relationship between age, usage, and 3FG%. The Data To put [...]

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Dec 10 2009

The Tradeoff Between Usage and 3FG%

Tweet My last post on the relationship between age and 3FG%, Brian Tung brought up a topic that I’ve wanted to look at: … I’m not even sure that history is necessarily a good guide here, as players shoot those treys under fairly different circumstances at different stages of their careers. Who’s to say that [...]

Dec 9 2009

Estimating the Impact of Aging on 3FG%

Tweet The impact of aging on player performance interests me, but I haven’t really done anything useful in this area. Baseball’s recent debate (really fantastic stuff) on the topic of player aging curves has motivated me to take a closer look at the affect of aging on 3pt shooting. Ed Küpfer’s three year old post [...]

Dec 5 2009

Estimating Individual Impact on Defensive Efficiency

Tweet Earlier this week in @johnschuhmann‘s excellent column The Numbers Game, John looks at how Andre Miller impacts defensive efficiency. This, along with @kpelton‘s note that “the Blazers have been more effective defensively when Joel Przybilla is playing than when Greg Oden is playing” (from Blazersedge) has helped motivate me to look at what estimates [...]

Nov 26 2009

Power Rankings, SSR Updates, and More

Tweet Over the past few days I’ve done a little house keeping and updated various sections of the website. Here is a quick list of the updates: NBA Power Rankings: @kpelton‘s recent Basketball Prospectus article inspired me to rank and rate NBA teams using some of the more recent tools I’ve added to my toolbox. [...]

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