Apr 8 2009

Player Statistics at Home vs Away

Tweet It has become apparent to me that to we must study the relationship between game situations and the player statistics collected under these game situations before we can fully understand the stats we collect about players. Players enter the game under varying conditions, thus the distribution of game situations is not uniform across all […]

Feb 23 2009

The Relationship Between Shooting and Defensive Efficiency

Tweet 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). […]

Feb 22 2009

Examining Defense: Defensive Four Factors

Tweet 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 […]