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 […]

Nov 30 2008

Practical Unit vs. Unit Efficiency Ratings

Tweet In my last post I looked at theoretical unit vs. unit efficiency ratings. Now I will take a more practical look at calculating these ratings. In the theoretical case we made the assumption that we could know for sure a 5-player unit’s shot distribution, 2pt and 3pt shooting percentages, and turnover and rebounding rates. […]

Nov 24 2008

Theoretical Unit vs. Unit Efficiency Ratings

Tweet So lets say you visit your local magic shop and find a device that will magically give you the true probabilities associated with a 5-player unit’s offensive and defensive performance. You know, the important probabilities associated with things like offensive and defensive field goal percentages, rebounding percentages, and turnover rates. As cool as it […]