Mar 2 2009

Rating a Player’s Impact on Shooting Percentages in the Low Paint

Tweet Studying the relationship between shooting and defensive efficiency has made me wonder what, if anything, we can learn by rating a player’s impact on shooting percentages from various locations on the court. The Model Borrowing from the idea of adjusted plus/minus, I ran a logistic regression for data from the ’07-’08 regular season for the [...]

Feb 10 2009

Predicting Team Rebounding Rates

Tweet As we saw in my post on ranking net efficiency ratings, we don’t gain a lot of information by ranking NBA efficiency ratings at the team level. In other words, finding each team’s rating does not affect their overall ranking very much. The same holds true for offensive and defensive rebounding rates, and I [...]

Feb 4 2009

Ranking Net Efficiency Ratings

Tweet I’ve been lucky enough to take part in an independent study with my advisor this semester, where I study various methods for ranking things, like sports teams. Our specific area of application is the NCAA tournament, but these methods can be used for much more. My main interest is in how to apply ranking [...]