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 […]

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 […]