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 […]

Mar 17 2009

Effective Rebounding Rates

Tweet Earlier in the season I wrote myself the following note while watching a Clippers game: Is Baron Davis really a “very good” rebounder for a guard? How would we determine this? (Please continue once you’re done laughing at the fact I was actually watching a Clippers game.) This note was the result of listening […]

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 […]