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Introducing Per 100 Possessions Statistics

17th June 2014

If you've been browsing recently, you've may have noticed that we added per-100 possession statistics tables to the player pages and team pages (and for both the regular season and playoffs). For now, we're able to estimate team possessions going back to the 1973-74 season.

We also have league-wide tables that correspond to those on the player and team pages, with stats for every player, and even totals for all individual team stints for those players that were traded, re-signed, etc. Sometimes users tend to not to find these but they're extremely useful for sorting or exporting and doing your own analysis.

Here's the easiest way to find those tables: Mouseover the 'seasons' link and click on Per Poss on the dropdown menu:

 

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(Similarly, these are available for the playoffs, as well - corresponding links can be found in the 'playoffs' site section)

 

Per-Possession statistics are an easy way to nullify the distorting effects of pace and compare players more easily across teams and eras. For the record, we estimate league pace going back to the 1973-74 season using the formula provided in our statistics glosssary, and estimate it for individual teams going back  to 1950-51 by estimating component statistics.

 

 

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Linkable Shot Charts

23rd May 2014

Just a note that we added a feature that lets you link to shot chart summaries with a Tiny URL.

First, we hope you knew that we publish shot charts for every game since the 2001 season. In case you didn't, when you're viewing a boxscore you should see links to several features, including our Shot Charts.

You can toggle the display by player and quarter. If you want to share a boxscore, click on 'Make Tiny URL' and we'll pop-up a short link that you can share on Twitter or wherever.

 

 

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WNBA 2014 Stats

23rd May 2014

Just a note that we've begun updating WNBA stats on a daily basis for the 2014 season.

We've also added a page for team schedules and results, which can you click to from each team's 2014 page.

We also have a couple new features in the works - game box scores, for example - that we should roll out soon...

 

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Shooting Hand Added to Player Season Finder

16th May 2014

Just a quick note that we've added Shooting Hand as a query option for our Player Season Finder.

 

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We understand that any historical list like this contains some inaccuracies, so if you recognize any mistakes or omissions please let us know.

There are a few oddities like Tristan Thompson and DeAndre Jordan, who have switched shooting hands or who alternate depending on the type of shot attempt, that we can't fully account for. Though Jordan tends to dunk with his right hand, we consider him a left-hander.

Many thanks to former colleague Neil Paine and all of those whose research he referenced for compiling this list.

 

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New League Shooting Table

15th May 2014

Just a note that we've added the same shooting table to our league season pages that we previously added to our player pages and our team pages. This is the easiest way to see team by team disparities in offensive approach. True to form, the Rockets take the fewest 2-point attempts in the 10-16 & 16+ foot range. In fact, league-wide those proportions have decreased every season except for one since 2000-01, the first season for which we have shot coordinates.

The easiest way to get to our league season pages is to click on (or mouseover) the 'seasons' link at the top of our site, then click on 'Summary', or a link for an individual season (e.g., '2013-14)

 

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Maintenance Downtime (a few minutes), afternoon of May 14, 2014

13th May 2014

Due to a need to replace a faulty power supply the sites will be down for hopefully just a few minutes tomorrow afternoon as the power supply is being replace. The work is scheduled to occur sometime between 1 and 3 pm ET and should affect only our CFB, CBB and Olympics sites and this blog. Should a longer outage be necessary or any additional sites be affected, we will post any updates to our twitter accounts.

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New Team and Opponent Statistics Tables

12th May 2014

Just a note that we've added several new features to make basic team and opponent statistics more accessible.

Most significantly, we've added year-by-year tables for team totals, team per-game, opponent totals, and opponent per-game statistics to our franchise section.

The easiest way to find these pages is to click to a team's season summary page or their Franchise Encyclopedia page and look for the "Year-by-year" links...

 

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Once you've clicked to the new pages, notice the option to toggle between the totals (or per-game) statistics, and a summary of the team's ranking in each stat category, as well as a year-by-year summary of how each season compares to the season prior...

 

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We've made several other small changes, too. We've added per-game statistics and year/year %s to the team season summary pages, and added Top WS (Win Share) players to each season of our Franchise Encyclopedia, so that it's easy to scan through the years and identify, for example, the Jordan-era Bulls, or the Olajuwon Rockets.

 

 

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Basketball-Reference.com is Ten Years Old

10th May 2014

Happy Birthday to us! It's been a good run and we'd be looking for that one last big veteran deal if we were an NBA player. Hopefully we have at least ten more years in us.

The vast majority of the credit for the site goes to Justin Kubatko, who you really should be following over at Statitudes.com. Thank you for all of your support through the years.

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A Couple Small CBB Additions

6th May 2014

If you've clicked around our college basketball site recently, you may have noticed that we've added player high schools and uniform numbers for all D-I players that have played during the last two seasons.

It's a general policy to list the last high school or prep school that a player was at before attending college, so please let us know if you find any mistakes.

 

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DNP/Inactive Players on Boxscores

6th May 2014

Just a note that we've added some new info to the bottom of our boxscores, for the current season onward. Last week we added DNP and Inactive records to our player gamelogs.

We've added the same information to all of our 2013-14 boxscores. Players that didn't enter the game or dress get a DNP record, and player suspensions are noted when known.

Below the boxscore we note the players on the respective teams' inactive lists.

 

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