Category Archives: Hoopdata

Introducing Arena-Adjusted Assists

Title: Introducing Arena-Adjusted Assists
Date: January 6, 2013
Original Source: Hoopdata
Synopsis: This article pulled home-road data for the NBA for the past few seasons to determine if home team scorers inflate home player assists.
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Greg Monroe’s Emergence as a Passer

Title: Greg Monroe’s Emergence as a Passer
Date: December 20, 2012
Original Source: Hoopdata
Synopsis: This article looked at Greg Monroe’s emergence as a strong passer both from the low-post and the high-post/elbow area, with comment from a Pistons’ regular.
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DeAndre Jordan and the Crunch Time Conundrum

Title: DeAndre Jordan and the Crunch Time Conundrum
Date: November 26, 2012
Original Source: Hoopdata
Synopsis: This article looked at DeAndre Jordan’s poor free throw shooting and whether or not it was bad enough to justify sitting him at the end of games.
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Defense and the “Fifth Factor”

Title: Defense and the “Fifth Factor”
Date: November 25, 2012
Original Source: Hoopdata
Synopsis: This article looked at what impact a team’s pace of play has on their defensive efficiency, asking if pace should be considered the Fifth Factor in determining defensive success.
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The Rare Decline of Tyreke Evans

Title: The Rare Decline of Tyreke Evans
Date: November 21, 2012
Original Source: Hoopdata
Synopsis: This article looked at Tyreke Evans’ unique career arc of apparently peaking as a rookie, comparing it to players who historically did the same and wondering if there is hope for him to turn it around.
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The 2003-04 Pistons: Great Timing?

Title: The 2003-04 Pistons: Great Timing?
Date: November 9, 2012
Original Source: Hoopdata
Synopsis: This article took a look back at the 2003-04 NBA Champion Detroit Pistons, highlighting how fortunate they were to not just have seven above-average rotation players, but also to have them all together near their respective peaks.
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Ray Allen Through Five Games

Title: Ray Allen Through Five Games
Date: November 6, 2012
Original Source: Hoopdata
Synopsis: This article looked at Ray Allen’s usage as a member of the Miami Heat, highlighting his transition to someone who shoots almost exclusively assisted three-point shots.
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Threes And Assists

Title: Threes And Assists
Date: October 30, 2012
Original Source: Hoopdata
Synopsis: My second article for Hoopdata looked at players who have a large portion of their assists come on three-point fields goals, as well as players who had a high percentage of their three-point field goals assisted on. The article highlighted some team and system changes that might impact players based on these numbers.
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Does Preseason Matter?

Title: Does Preseason Matter?
Date: October 29, 2012
Original Source: Hoopdata
Synopsis: My debut at Hoopdata looked back at the last six years of data to see if a team’s preseason performance is correlated with its regular season performance. I also looked at whether a perceived improvement in preseason can predict a regular season improvement as well.
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