The projected Top 30 centers for 2017-18 by HoopsHype

Our series projecting the Top 30 players at each position comes to an end with the best centers in the NBA, and in case you missed them you can check out the previous projections for point guards, shooting guards, small forwards and power forwards. Among centers, there are interesting and distinct player types, and often…

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The Art of the Time Out by Euroleageeks

To measure the effectiveness of a TO we must first understand how TOs are used. TOs are called for primarily two reasons: To plan a quick play To put a stop in the momentum of the opposing team and convey some quick useful tips As it is impossible for us to measure the success of a quick TO play, our analysis will focus on the latter objective.

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Building a Simple Spatial Analytic: Passing Lane Coverage by Justin Jacobs (Squared Statistics)

I know it might seem like we have been re-sharing a lot by Justin these days however given the amount of research and clients we deal with, Justin does tremendous research and as the premium public basketball analytics website of Europe it falls on us to re-share his amazing work.

Thank you again Justin, keep it up!

In a recent blog post on defending the Hammer Offense, I showed that the quantification of distance to passing lane helps identify the coverage a defender has on an opposing player.In that very post, I showed only a graphic and did not give insight into how to compute this quantity. Today, we will walk through […]

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Game Score: Focus on Scoring by Justin Jacobs

As an avid user of the Game Score metric within European Basketball here is a great read by Justin once again with regards to the metric that John Hollinger created.

Enjoy!

While I’m on a flight between Albuquerque to Oakland, let’s take a quick glance at another advanced analytic: Game Score. Game score is a metric that was developed by John Hollinger (one of the Godfathers of basketball analytics) to quickly give a rough estimate of a player’s contribution to a game. If a player scores […]

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Deep Dive on Regularized Adjusted Plus Minus II: Basic Application to 2017 NBA Data with R by Justin Jacobs

In our previous post, we introduced the theory associated with Regularized Adjusted Plus Minus (RAPM) through an illustrative example. In this post, we walk through a vanilla-flavored methodology for building a RAPM model for NBA data. In this article, we focus on the data necessary, the required data manipulation process, and methodology for determining required […]

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Deep Dive on Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus I: Introductory Example by Justin Jacobs

Let’s start with a simple exercise. Suppose we have a three-on-three game, where there are five players on each team. If the game results in Team A defeating Team B by a score of 54 – 53; how can we determine each player’s contribution? We will identify the players as A1, A2, A3, A4, and […]

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Hammer Offense: Mechanics and Quantification by Justin Jacobs of Squared2020

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If there was ever an evolution of basketball that led to present day NBA, it would be the transformation of the misdirection offense starting in the early 2000’s under Spurs’ head coach Greg Popovich. Leading the charge in reducing the number of low percentage shots, spreading the court through a series of flare screens, drags, […]

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EuroBasket 2017: Croatia – Russia preview by CIGARAFTERTEN

Yesterday we lost some money as Italy destroyed Finland. Today we are set to get our revenge with another EuroBasket 2017 game. 🇪🇺 EuroBasket 2017 20:30 Croatia – Russia round of 16 Sinan Erdem Arena Istanbul, Turkey 🏀 CROATIA – RUSSIA EuroBasket 2017 round of 16 It sounds strange to have Croatia vs Russia in the round […]

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BLUE Defense: Introduction and Analysis by Squared2020

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One of the simplest offensive plays in basketball is the pick and roll. The philosophy is relatively straightforward, a ball handler waits to receive a screen from a teammate and reacts accordingly. If the teammate establishes position, gets low and wide, and makes proper contact with the ball handler’s defender, then the defense is forced […]

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