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. [...]

Mar 29 2009

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

Tweet 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 [...]

Feb 19 2009

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

Tweet 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 [...]

Nov 30 2008

Practical Unit vs. Unit Efficiency Ratings

Tweet 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. [...]

Nov 24 2008

Theoretical Unit vs. Unit Efficiency Ratings

Tweet 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 [...]

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