Category Archives: Basketball Analytics

  1. What happens when all five players touch the ball in the same possession?

    January 3, 2017 by J.H. Yeh

    This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while and I think it’s something I imagine every team does. …
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  2. Why teams don’t overly invest on mid-range experts?

    January 2, 2017 by J.H. Yeh

    On December 15, 2016, the Houston Rockets set a trio of NBA single-game 3-point records in a comfortable 122-100 win over …
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  3. Beginner’s guide: Effective field goal percentage and true shooting percentage

    December 31, 2016 by J.H. Yeh

    In a traditional box scores, the field goal made and field goal attempts can be overrated because those statistics merely …
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  4. The costs of having a player

    December 30, 2016 by J.H. Yeh

    Teams add players through signing free agents, drafting young talents, and trading for players. When people think of adding a …
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  5. Why some previously successful teams and individuals cannot succeed now?

    December 26, 2016 by J.H. Yeh

    In the NBA there are always teams or individuals who were successful before but struggle to regain that gory now …
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  6. Different types of assist that you won’t find in traditional box scores

    December 23, 2016 by J.H. Yeh

    Looking at the box scores from the Clippers vs. Spurs and Warriors vs. Nets games on Thursday, December 22, 2016, …
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  7. An economic approach: More referees in NBA games?

    December 14, 2016 by J.H. Yeh

    On December 12, 2016, the NBA announced that it will experiment a four and five-person crews for nine Long Island …
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  8. Why teams overpay some good (but not elite) players?

    December 13, 2016 by J.H. Yeh

    In the summer of 2014, many fans were confused and upset when Carmelo Anthony signed a $129 million contract with …
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  9. My Very First Post

    December 13, 2016 by J.H. Yeh

    Hi everybody! I am Henry Yeh, and welcome to basketball-datascience.com. This is my first post, and I promise it won’t …
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