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14 Oct 15 Shooting Ability and Size

Everyone knows that, in general, guards are better shooters than centers. That means that bigger the size, poorer the shooting ability. In fact, a player only needs a good eye-hand coordination and average strength to be a great shooter. Thus, we can deduct that somehow size is negatively correlated with the coordination.   In this…

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22 Sep 15 Do NBA Referees Favor Home Teams?

Many NBA fans think NBA referees are probably biased at some degree. This bias can be towards larger market-teams, towards teams with superstars or towards home teams. But in reality there is hardly statistical evidence that referees really favor some teams or players.   In this analysis, we tried to use a new approach to observe…

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09 Aug 15 Measuring the Utility of Player Movements

There are continuous player movements in NBA from the end of a season to the next season’s trade deadline (generally at late February), because trades and free agents signings are important pieces of improving teams’ performance.   In 2013-14, there were 43 players who played for two different NBA teams, and there were 2 more…

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26 Jul 15 Quarter Based Team Performance

People believe some quarters are more important than other quarters. Especially it is important to begin strong and finish strong they say. In the following table, we examined teams points scored differences per quarters in 2014-15 regular season.     Golden State Warriors were the best team of last regular season, and they ultimately became…

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15 Jul 15 Teams at Offensive Glass

Although offensive rebounds are not the exact indicator to measure teams’ winning probability at basketball, they are one of the key factor for measuring team offensive performance. In this mini-analysis, we will compare teams’ offensive rebounds numbers according to the 2014-15 NBA regular season data.   We selected three parameters: average offensive rebounds, average offensive…

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27 Jun 15 Leading and Winning

During a basketball game, how big of a point difference could be safe enough to say you have won? Well, it depends on both how much time is left on the clock and how many points a team is ahead.   In this analysis, we investigated 2014-15 NBA regular season games and tried to answer…

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29 Apr 15 Scoring and Usage

In basketball, playing time is one of the key component to measure how good a player is. If players are able to stay on the court, they will get more opportunity to perform and to prove themselves. And of course, they will have better basketball statistics.   In this analysis, we compared NBA players’ 2014-15…

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20 Apr 15 NBA Miner’s Prediction Success

On 23th December 2014, we started making daily predictions for winner of each NBA game and we published them on our prediction page.   Our winner prediction algorithm is based on multiple statistical forecasting methods whose major parameters are: Teams’ winning percentage Teams’ score margin Teams’ pace Teams’ recent form Teams’ opponents strength in previous…

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