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67 years of Height evolution in the NBA – in depth research – A study by Dimitrije Curcic

I have come to know about Dimitrije, through my connection on Linkedin and he has been doing some good level research for RunRepeat a great organization.

Here is some great insight into some historical stuff from the NBA that Dimitrije has dug up and compiled into top level research.


Dimitrije Curcic

“You can’t teach height” –  Red Auerbach

In the game of basketball, especially in the NBA, where the game is played “above the rim”, one of the most important talents is height – out of two players who possess the identical skill set, the taller player has the advantage over the smaller one.

RunRepeat team decided to put height under the microscope. The initial goal and purpose of this research was the evolution of height throughout the NBA history. But what we have discovered is that height is a great tool to describe the evolution of the game.

The results of our research show that, even by using the most fundamental and basic statistical categories, when you add the evolution of height into the equation, you’ll be able to see how the game has changed over the years.

Our research results are divided into five sections – explore them and discover how the game evolved through the prism of height.

Key Conclusions

You can find the full article here: https://runrepeat.com/height-evolution-in-the-nba 

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