Jun 28 2009

The Time Distribution of Events in the NBA

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 simulate […]

May 31 2009

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

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 following […]

May 19 2009

The Distribution of Play Ending Events in the NBA

I have come to the realization that I really don’t understand the NBA game all that well. Sure I have a general knowledge of basketball, but as I work toward building a realistic simulation of the NBA, I realize that I don’t understand the dynamics of the game that impact a team’s chances of scoring […]

 

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