Not all free throws are created equal anymore … at the G-League

Yesterday the G-league announced that it will experiment with a new free throw rule in order to reduce the duration of the game. In particular, instead of awarding one, two or three free throws depending on the violation, it will award one free throw that will be worth one, two or three points respectively. Many… Read More Not all free throws are created equal anymore … at the G-League

A Shooting Dictionary for Players and Teams in Basketball Champions League

Shooting charts have been an integral part of a basketball game’s summary for quiet some time now. Fans like visual information and can easily grasp it. However, if one wants to understand the shooting patterns of teams/players and how they differ (and how potentially this can drive pre-game scouting and in-game strategy) heuristic comparison of… Read More A Shooting Dictionary for Players and Teams in Basketball Champions League

Offensive and Defensive Efficiency in Basketball Champions League

A recent article described how the volume of three-point shots taken in the Basketball Champions League (BCL) has shown an increasing trend – in alignment with the trend in the NBA that has been observed for several years now and has coincided with the ascent of the analytics movement in the sport. The analytical explanation of… Read More Offensive and Defensive Efficiency in Basketball Champions League

A Statistical X-Ray on Westbrook’s Triple-Double Performance from Wald and Wolfowitz

Everyone that follows the NBA even loosely has certainly heard about the monstrous performances that Russell Westbrook has put up this year. Every relevant website you visit talks about how “hot”he is – especially during the 7 game span of consecutive triple doubles that ended at the game with my Celtics.  This “hotness” in sports has… Read More A Statistical X-Ray on Westbrook’s Triple-Double Performance from Wald and Wolfowitz