Dec 9 2009

Estimating the Impact of Aging on 3FG%

Tweet The impact of aging on player performance interests me, but I haven’t really done anything useful in this area. Baseball’s recent debate (really fantastic stuff) on the topic of player aging curves has motivated me to take a closer look at the affect of aging on 3pt shooting. Ed Küpfer’s three year old post [...]

Aug 14 2009

My Talk at the 2009 Southeastern Ranking and Clustering Workshop

Tweet My attempts to record the talk failed due to what appears to be a broken Flip Mino. (Note to self: don’t upgrade the software on a working product the night before you plan on using it.) All is not lost, as you can download the slides for my talk: Applying Multilevel Models to Sports [...]

Jul 10 2009

A Model for Offensive Rebounding Rates

Tweet A few months ago I took my first look at trying to neutralize rebounding rates. Since that time I’ve given a lot of thought as to what we really want to know about rebounding rates. In an ideal world we could measure a rating for each player that would allow us to parameterize rebounding [...]

Jul 2 2009

Measuring 3pt Shooting Ability With a Multilevel Model

Tweet Over the past couple of months I took an awesome class on categorical data analysis. Although it may not sound like it, this sort of data analysis has a lot of application to basketball, as it covers analyzing and building models for things like odds of events, probabilities of success, etc. Although we didn’t [...]