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 […]

Jun 28 2009

The Time Distribution of Events in the NBA

Tweet In my quest to create a realistic simulation of the NBA, I’ve come to the point in which I need to answer an important question: how long does it take for an event to occur after the start of a play? We don’t actually have to care about the time distribution of events to […]

May 31 2009

Conditioning the Distribution of Play Ending Events Given How the Play Starts

Tweet My last post took a very general look at how plays end in the NBA. To better understand how the game works, it’s important to know how these distributions vary based on how the play starts. How Do Plays Start? Plays can start in a variety of ways. I’ve broken these ways into the […]

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 […]

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