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Old 09-25-2007, 01:17 PM
volkin volkin is offline
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Default Statistical Analysis of the NBA

I'm interested in learning about the subject and would like to know what book(s) would get me up to date.
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:45 PM
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Default Re: Statistical Analysis of the NBA

points per game is the most important
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:45 PM
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Any articles by John Hollinger is good.
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:54 PM
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There's Hollinger.

82games.com

Google apbr metrics.

Dave Berri's Wages of Win blog is pretty good, but his method is hotly debated by statheads. There's a TrueHoop entry detailing some paper that'll be presented soon to debunk his method.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:10 PM
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I mainly read 82games.com but I'm not all that into it.
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:25 PM
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i'm not a huge fan of hollinger's metrics either, particularly the "usage" stat
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:57 PM
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Default Re: Statistical Analysis of the NBA

Thanks for the info guys. I'll be sure to check out those sites. While looking for Hollinger's books on Amazon I also found the book "Basketball on Paper". Its description seems to indicate that it is what I'm looking for. Any of you read it? If so what did you think?
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:44 AM
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PER seems to be about 90% of what a perfect box score reading stat should be

without going into specifics ive never been that impressed with the basketball stat geeks on the internet. they seem to be doing much worse work than the baseball stat geeks were doing 5-6 years ago, and not just because baseball is more conducive to statistical analysis
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:46 AM
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Although it is college basketball.
I will be interested in Basketball Prospectus when it gets up and running.
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:35 AM
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Default Re: Statistical Analysis of the NBA

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PER seems to be about 90% of what a perfect box score reading stat should be

without going into specifics ive never been that impressed with the basketball stat geeks on the internet. they seem to be doing much worse work than the baseball stat geeks were doing 5-6 years ago, and not just because baseball is more conducive to statistical analysis

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The problem is that the statistical analysis of baseball started 60 years ago, when Branch Rickey started evaluating players by OBP and SLG. It picked up steam with Bill James in the late 1970s, and has gone from there.

Basketball didn't really get started until a few years back. They're in the late 1970s.
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