Posts tagged “NBL

FAMILY BUSINESS

Posted on April 22, 2013

I wouldn’t normally do this, but I think the video below is so fantastic that it needs to be shown to as big an audience as possible. If you watched the NBL Grand Final, you will have seen this played at half time.

I had nothing to do with the film itself, I’m just a fan who loves to see the NBL presented in a beautiful way.

from Jarvis Hunder on Vimeo.

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NBL WIN SHARES

Posted on April 10, 2013

WinShare

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Sorry about the all the scrolling you’ll have to do to read this one, I couldn’t think of a better way to display this. Plus most mice have scroll-wheels these days.

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Win Shares are an estimate of how many ‘wins’ a player contributes to his team’s total. Win Shares are allocated to a player based on their offense, defense and playing time. The graph above shows how many wins a particular NBL player has  contributed to his teams total across the 2012-13 season (includes playoffs). You’ll notice some players have a negative value, although there is some debate as to whether or not this is a valid indicator (some stats nerds will just give a player a ‘0’), I subscribe to the theory that if you play so poorly that your team would be better off without you, it needs to be shown.

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If you’d like more information, this is how Win Shares are calculated

NBL FINALS – GAME ONE BY THE NUMBERS – THE FOUR FACTORS

Posted on April 8, 2013

fourfactors

In his 2004 book Basketball on Paper (which you should all read), Dean Oliver writes about the ‘Four Factors’ of basketball success. He identifies these four key  indicators as to how a basketball team wins game. Oliver states that shooting is the most important of the factors, followed by turnovers, offensive rebounds and free throws, in that order.

Above are the boxscore derived metrics from game one of the 2o12/13 NBL Grand Finals showing the Four Factors