Nov 8 2008

Now Updated Daily: 2008-2009 Play-By-Play Data

Tweet Play-by-play data for the 2008-2009 regular season is now available and will be updated on a daily basis. For more details, visit the data page. To go straight to the data where you can download a ZIP archive or data from an individual game, visit the 2008-2009 download page. The Format This data is […]

Oct 31 2008

The Average Number of Starters Based on Lead

Tweet Now that I’ve looked at how the average number of starters changes based on time, I want to take a look at how this statistic changes based on a team’s lead (or deficit). The ultimate goal from all of this is to model realistic substitution patterns over the course of a game, as this […]

Oct 28 2008

The Average Number of Starters Over Time

Tweet For the foreseeable future my work will focus on understanding how specific game situations affect team, unit, and player performance. The end goal is to understand what performance in these specific situations means with respect to true player ability. To kick this off, I’ve decided to take a very general look at how the […]

Oct 16 2008

2007-2008 Regular Season Play-By-Play Data Now Available

Tweet I want to let everyone know that I’ve updated the data page with an initial draft of the 2007-2008 regular season play-by-play data. This data is in CSV format, and includes every player on the court along with any shot location information available. To provide this data in this format, I haven’t been able […]

Sep 30 2008

Getting Defensive for the 2008-2009 Regular Season

Tweet Now that I have a theoretical model for the probability of winning a basketball game, my goal is to collect data that will help make a useful practical model for the probability of winning a basketball game. Existing Data There is a lot of existing data to examine for contribution to a useful practical […]

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