Introduction This post contains a brief analysis I did on Jokic’s three point shooting throughout his first three seasons in an attempt to get a better idea of what to expect for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Jokic was a mediocre three point shooter in his first 2 seasons (shooting roughly 33% on a little over […]Read more "Projecting Jokic’s Three Point Shooting for the 2018-19 Season"
While I was watching the Nuggets crumble last night after putting together a very impressive comeback, I was surprised at how much the Nuggets announcers were criticizing Nurkic. There’s also been quite a bit of negative commentary on Nurkic on Twitter this season. I’ve been finding myself defending Nurkic in these situations (usually through muttering […]Read more "Nuggets: Nurkic’s Play Through Three Games"
Overview This is a sample analysis to test the viability of using play-by-play NBA data from BigDataBall.com for analysis. I’ve been looking for a source of play-by-play data that would allow me to calculate things like effective field goal percentage (eFG%) of teammates while a player is on vs. off the court. The play-by-play data […]Read more "Sample Analysis of NBA Play-by-Play Data"
Overview A few days ago, a fellow Denver Nuggets fan posted the following tweets: The Nuggets are one of the "youngest" teams (averaged) but when Gallo/WC/Faried/DA get much more time than rooks – are they really? — Joel Rush (@JoelRushNBA) September 14, 2016 Has anyone done up oldest/youngest NBA teams taking into account minutes played? […]Read more "Calculating the Average Age of NBA Teams"
OVERVIEW For a weekend project, I decided to play around with some of Chicago’s publicly available crime data. The data spans 2001 to 2014 and is broken out by type of crime, description, location, etc. I used R and RMarkdown to generate this document, and I thought I’d upload the code that generates the tables, […]Read more "Investigating Chicago Crimes"
Well, the 2014-15 NBA season is right around the corner. Being an eternal optimist, I’m eagerly awaiting what is sure to be a phenomenal season for my Denver Nuggets! Ok, you’re right, I’m not anything like an eternal optimist…I’m barely a part-time optimist. But I am pretty excited for this season. There’s no way it […]Read more "Modeling the 2014-15 NBA Season (Part One)"
First thing’s first: What a set of games yesterday! The model got 5 out of the 8 and our judgmental selections got 6 out of the 8. The model only gave Dayton a 21% chance of beating Syracuse and UConn a 25% chance of beating Villanova. Other notes: Our judgmental selection of Oregon nearly came […]Read more "Modeling March Madness — Part Four (By Corey Berg)"