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Automatic Player Linker and Newsfeeds

Posted by Neil on June 7, 2012

This is a reminder about Basketball-Reference's automatic linking tool, which makes it very easy for you to add links to a player's BBR page from your blog posts or news stories. The BBR Linker is a javascript bookmarklet that has a couple of interesting applications:

  1. If you are composing your posts in supported blogging or bulletin board software, clicking the bookmarklet will take the text you have typed and wrap every active player's name with a link to their BBR page. We are happy to add more options if the software you use is not currently supported; just let us know.
  2. If you are on a web page with player names in the text, select the text with your mouse and click the bookmarklet. After a few seconds, links to BBR pages for the player names that appear in the selected text will be automatically added.

Please see the linker page for full instructions and some areas to test the bookmarklet.

By itself this feature is pretty handy, but if you are a site owner you may want something in return for linking to Tim Duncan's or LaMarcus Aldridge's BBR page from your blog posts. We agree, so we have added a feature to return the link back to you.

Those stories are used to populate the "Player News" section just above the player's stats. If you are a blog owner or author, you can use our linker to automatically have your articles added to relevant player pages. If you tag your player names with links to our site — and we can find those links in your RSS feed — we will add a link to your article on the player's page. For example, this Hickory-High post on Derrick Rose is currently the first link in Rose's newsfeed.

Please read this description of the service for complete details, including the information that we need from you before you can start to see your content linked from the BBR player pages.

Comments Off | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Features, Linker

Filter Player Game Finder Results By Playoff Round

Posted by Justin Kubatko on June 7, 2012

I have added the option to select one or more playoff rounds to the Player Game Finder on Basketball-Reference.com. At first you won't see anything different, but if you click on Playoffs under Game Type a new section will appear that allows the user to select the Playoff Round:

Playoff Rounds

You may select any subset of playoff rounds that you wish. If you want to select a single playoff round, just click on the red text for that round. The tooltips below the checkboxes allow you to select all first round series, all conference semifinals, or all conference finals.

Here are a few examples to get you started (all results since the 1986 playoffs):

I hope this addition to the Player Game Finder — as well as Tuesday's addition — prove to be helpful as you go about your research. Enjoy!

7 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Play Index

Yearly Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings

Posted by Neil on June 6, 2012

As part of an ESPN article I was writing, I had to calculate SRS-style schedule-adjusted regular-season offensive and defensive ratings for every team since 1985-86, much like I computed in past seasons for the BBR Rankings.

Since I created that dataset anyway, I thought I might as well post it here for posterity's sake (and as a handy reference for people in the future):

6 Comments | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Data, SRS

Double-Doubles and Triple-Doubles

Posted by Justin Kubatko on June 5, 2012

Over at Basketball-Reference.com, I have added an option to search for double-doubles and triple-doubles to both the Player Game Finder and the Player Streak Finder. I was a little surprised to find that Rajon Rondo was the only player to register more than one triple-double during the 2011-12 regular season.

8 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Play Index

This Day in Basketball

Posted by Neil on June 4, 2012

Basketball-Reference has added an 'On This Date' feature to the front page, which will list important historical happenings that took place on today's date. Check it out!

Comments Off | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Features

Player Birthdays

Posted by Neil on June 1, 2012

Happy birthday to Paul Coffey, Brad Wilkerson, Derek Lowe, Nick Young, Santana Moss, Larry Centers, and all the other athletes born today -- and a friendly reminder that you can look up player birthdays at all of our pro sites:

Birthdays at Baseball Reference

Birthdays at Basketball Reference

Birthdays at Pro Football Reference

Birthdays at Hockey Reference

Comments Off | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, Features, Pro-Football-Reference.com

Advanced Game Logs

Posted by Neil on May 24, 2012

Want to know each player's advanced stats for every game they've played? Check out our "Advanced Game Logs" feature.

Start by going to a player's game log page. You're currently viewing his basic game log, but click the red text for "Switch to Advanced Game Log"... There you'll see all of his relevant advanced numbers, like Usage Rate, Offensive Rating, Assist Percentage, and more. (You can do this for regular-season and playoff games.)

Here's a sample:

Rk G Date Age Tm Opp GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg
1 1 2009-04-18 24-109 CLE DET W 1 40:52 .726 .675 0.0 25.4 14.5 37.8 1.5 0.0 0.0 35.8 155 106
2 2 2009-04-21 24-112 CLE DET W 1 37:55 .675 .571 3.3 39.0 21.4 39.7 0.0 0.0 8.5 30.0 140 93
3 3 2009-04-24 24-115 CLE @ DET W 1 42:44 .524 .474 5.2 26.6 15.3 56.5 4.0 3.8 7.7 30.5 112 73
4 4 2009-04-26 24-117 CLE @ DET W 1 40:39 .572 .417 3.6 37.3 21.6 40.7 2.8 1.7 6.0 42.3 130 87
5 5 2009-05-05 24-126 CLE ATL W 1 34:19 .710 .650 10.0 30.6 18.9 20.8 7.0 0.0 11.1 39.1 139 80
6 6 2009-05-07 24-128 CLE ATL W 1 31:10 .700 .750 0.0 9.1 6.0 31.9 7.2 2.4 0.0 29.3 156 90
7 7 2009-05-09 24-130 CLE @ ATL W 1 43:14 .733 .700 7.9 27.1 19.3 48.4 1.4 1.9 3.0 39.5 169 100
8 8 2009-05-11 24-132 CLE @ ATL W 1 43:25 .520 .477 0.0 21.1 10.9 44.1 1.4 0.0 10.4 33.2 116 92
9 9 2009-05-20 24-141 CLE ORL L 1 41:14 .712 .717 9.7 10.6 10.1 47.2 2.6 6.0 5.5 42.2 143 117
10 10 2009-05-22 24-143 CLE ORL W 1 42:32 .619 .543 7.3 6.1 6.6 26.3 1.3 0.0 17.5 38.5 113 113
11 11 2009-05-24 24-145 CLE @ ORL L 1 41:57 .532 .411 0.0 20.5 9.8 62.7 2.5 2.5 4.9 42.8 117 105
12 12 2009-05-26 24-147 CLE @ ORL L 1 49:24 .596 .517 2.6 31.9 16.5 30.0 1.0 2.6 17.8 42.0 106 113
13 13 2009-05-28 24-149 CLE ORL W 1 45:30 .572 .458 8.3 29.8 19.2 48.0 1.1 2.2 11.0 37.3 124 108
14 14 2009-05-30 24-151 CLE @ ORL L 1 44:53 .503 .450 2.4 17.3 9.2 28.3 0.0 2.1 10.8 30.2 104 120
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/24/2012.

Enjoy!

8 Comments | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Features

1984-85 NBA Box Scores

Posted by Justin Kubatko on May 18, 2012

As many of you know, about four months ago we announced that we had posted copies of every box score in NBA history. However, since these box scores were scans we could not create player game logs, compute player splits, etc. As we said in that post, it is our goal to one day have all of these games in a database-friendly format.

Well, I'm happy to announce that the work for the 1984-85 regular season has been completed. Please take some time to check out the box scores, player and team game logs, and player and team splits for the 1984-85 NBA season. Keep in mind that almost all of the scanned box scores are abbreviated (i.e., they only contain field goals, free throws, and points for the players), so there will be many missing values for each game.

5 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com

Happy Belated Birthday to Basketball-Reference.com

Posted by Justin Kubatko on May 15, 2012

Somehow I let this slip by without notice, but last Thursday Basketball-Reference.com celebrated its 8th birthday. I launched BBR as a standalone site on May 10, 2004, but of course it is now part of the Sports-Reference.com family. I still do almost all of the work on the site, so I take great pride in how much it has grown over the years. That growth, of course, would not be possible without our dedicated users, so in addition to the birthday wishes I would also like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who has played a part in making this site what it is today.

9 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com

NY Times: The Numbers Are Adding Up for the Thunder

Posted by Justin Kubatko on May 14, 2012

Here's a link to a piece I wrote for the print edition of Sunday's New York Times:

The Numbers Are Adding Up for the Thunder

Comments Off | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, New York Times

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