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Monday, March 12, 2012

NBA Shooting Analysis

This is an interesting look at where NBA players are likely to score. It looks at each position and what seems to be their preferences, and how their pct goes up or down in certain areas. There are some unusual trends.

Mapping Positions-- Court Vision by Kurt GoldsberryMarch 9, 2012

In the quest to better understand the "average" NBA shooter I have begun making composite shooting charts for each position in the league. My eventual goal is to establish a spatially informed baseline and to map every shooter in the league against an average shooter. These charts are not good for that task, but they're interesting nonetheless. Here are composite shooting charts for each of the 5 conventional basketball positions. I combined the shooting data for every player in positional groups. There are some bizarre trends including some fascinating asymmetries.

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