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20 Mar 16 Triple Doubles

Triple-Doubles are valuable stats showing how well a player performed in the game and how much he contributed to its team. There are 5 positive basketball basic metrics: points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks; and triples-doubles require at least 10 at three of those five. In this post, we have collected all triple-doubles statistics in…

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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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Playing Time vs Usage Rate

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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22 Nov 14 All About Foul Stats

In a basketball game, especially in close one, fouls related statistics determine who will win the game. When the subject is fouls, you can also include the star treatment, official’ performances and hack-a-X’s into this debate.   In this analysis, we try to provide some interesting details about players foul statistics such as which NBA players…

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Success on Defense

09 Nov 14 Efficient Players on Defense

Unlike to offense, measuring a player’s defensive capability using his basic game statistics can be misleading. But that can also be a good starting point to quantify the contribution of the player’s defensive effort for his team. In this analysis, we have determined a unique defensive efficiency metric for players, taking into account 2013-14 NBA…

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28 Oct 14 Opening Night Stars

The 2014-2015 NBA season is starting today with new expectations for almost every team. From 90s to 2001, ten to fifteen opening night games have been played; but starting with 2002, number of opening night games reduced to two to five games range. (Three games will be played tonight.)   Only five players recorded a triple double on opening nights. In last 16 years, only...
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