Wins Contributed by NBA Players

If you are reading this post most probably you know that a lot of work has been done in developing advanced metrics for evaluating players.  The objective of all these metrics is to try an quantify the impact of each player in winning.  There are metrics such as win shares, wins over replacement etc. that […]

Understanding regression through the NBA boxscores

How costly are turnovers in a basketball game? How does a 1% increase in the FG percentage affect the probability of winning a game? These are questions that a data-oriented, sports-loving person might have.  While the qualitative answers to similar questions might be obvious for the dedicated fans of the game, the exact quantitative answer requires data analysis.  Similar questions serve as […]