Feb 6 2009

Glossary of Basketball Statistics

Tweet Neil Paine over at the Basketball-Reference.com Blog made a comprehensive post today with various definitions of some of the more basic and more advanced basketball measures that are used in basketball research. I’m glad he made this post, as this is something that the community certainly needs so that we’re all on the same […]

Feb 4 2009

Ranking Net Efficiency Ratings

Tweet I’ve been lucky enough to take part in an independent study with my advisor this semester, where I study various methods for ranking things, like sports teams. Our specific area of application is the NCAA tournament, but these methods can be used for much more. My main interest is in how to apply ranking […]

Jan 15 2009

Shooting Percentages in the Low Paint

Tweet This is the first part of a four part series in which I will examine how a player’s shooting percentage at each position is a function of the player’s age, height, and weight. This is a four part series because I will be examining four locations on the court: the low paint, the high […]

Dec 26 2008

Rating 3pt Statistics with the Colley Matrix Method

Tweet Taking into account opponent strength is one area I continually question when studying all forms of NBA statistics, whether it be at the team, 5-player unit, or individual player level. Having the ability to quantify this is something I want to get a handle on, so I’ve spent time studying methods the BCS uses […]

Dec 14 2008

Points Added: An Alternaive Way to Evaluate a Player’s On-Court Contributions

Tweet If you are reading this post then you are undoubtedly familiar with the increased popularity of plus/minus and adjusted plus/minus ratings. These methods help account for a player’s contributions made while he is on the court that are not measured by traditional statistics. Thanks to the work done by the likes of Dan T. […]

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