Nov 26 2009

Power Rankings, SSR Updates, and More

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. You […]

Mar 29 2009

2006-2007 Regular Season Play-By-Play Data Now Available

I’ve had to focus on other things over the past couple of weeks, so I figured now was as good a time as any to start putting together data sets for past seasons. ’06-’07 Data Set Stats This regular season data set has 1149 games, which is 81 short of the full season (or 6.6% […]

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 […]

Nov 30 2008

Practical Unit vs. Unit Efficiency Ratings

In my last post I looked at theoretical unit vs. unit efficiency ratings. Now I will take a more practical look at calculating these ratings. In the theoretical case we made the assumption that we could know for sure a 5-player unit’s shot distribution, 2pt and 3pt shooting percentages, and turnover and rebounding rates. Clearly, […]

Nov 24 2008

Theoretical Unit vs. Unit Efficiency Ratings

So lets say you visit your local magic shop and find a device that will magically give you the true probabilities associated with a 5-player unit’s offensive and defensive performance. You know, the important probabilities associated with things like offensive and defensive field goal percentages, rebounding percentages, and turnover rates. As cool as it is […]

 

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