# Tag: stats

## Examining NBA’s New Player Hustle Stats

In case you missed it, the NBA has recently officially started tracking 5 player hustle stats which “evaluates player performance that affects outcomes but can’t be found in traditional box-scores.” They are: Contested Shots Charges Drawn Deflections Loose Balls Recovered Screen Assists- (the only offensive category- “a screen that directly Read More

## Quantifying Team Chemistry

Previous posts have dealt with grading one’s players’ intangible qualities as an add-on to any advanced stats evaluations one does.  Certainly, putting a number on a character or personality trait is a fairly subjective exercise.  It is definitely not founded in science or math. However, it might be surprising to Read More

## Using Advanced Metrics to Chart Intangibles

In past articles, we discussed using advanced metrics or analytics as another means to evaluate our players.  We can use any of the many criteria already out there or we can devise our own systems to measure what is really important to us. We all know that when we arrive Read More

## Lineup Analysis – How effective are your different lineup combinations?

Substitution patterns can and do vary immensely from coach to coach and not only can they vary from season to season, but they can also vary from game to game. Up until recently, almost all coaches subbed by “feel”. However, in the recent trend toward metrics, there is a growing Read More

## Passes Per Possession – an eye opening metric

Sometimes events happen in such a way as to smack one in the face with a realization of an obvious premise that one has always known.  Witness the following three illustrations: In a recent high-school game, the head coach and his assistants must have yelled the instruction, “Move the ball” Read More

## Empty Stats: How Much Do You and Your Players Need To Know?

In a past article BLOCKS and STEALS: TRACK the UNSUCCESSFUL ONES TOO, it was pointed out that blocks and steals as raw stats can be very misleading when you don’t take into account missed blocks and steals and the damage they create. Blocks and steals are only two of what Read More