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News and Notes

Posted by Justin Kubatko on January 30, 2013

Here is a summary of some recent additions to

  • Team depth charts have been added for all NBA & ABA teams from 1973-74 to the present. Assigning positions is more art than science, so we've done the best we could with players who did not have an obvious fit. The positions have been "proofed" back to the 1973-74 season, meaning that Neil and I have gone though the data and made sure that each position for each team has no less than 8 percent of the team's total minutes and no more than 32 percent of the team's total minutes. We are working on other seasons and will add more depth charts as we go.
  • A page summarizing Player of the Week award winners has been added to the Awards section. Player of the Week winners have also been added to the season summary pages as well as the player pages.
  • A Team Rivalry Finder has been added to the Play Index. This tool will summarize all regular season and/or playoff matchups between two selected franchises.
  • The 2012 WNBA stats have finally been added to the WNBA section. My apologies for taking so long to get these stats on the site.
  • The 2013 NBA All-Star Game voting results now appear in the All-Star Game section. Also, All-Star Game rosters appear on the 2012-13 NBA season summary page.

That's all for now. Please let us know if you have any comments or questions.

11 Responses to “News and Notes”

  1. Nikola Simic Says:

    Nate Archibald was named player of the week for the week ending Jan 11, 1981.,4137239&dq=archibald+player+of+the+week&hl=en

    Gus Williams (not Jay Vincent) was player of the week for the week ending Jan 10, 1982.,1877082&dq=gus+williams+player+of+the+week&hl=en

  2. Frank Leonardo Says:

    Great finds Nikola.

  3. Justin Kubatko Says:

    @Nikola Simic: Thanks, I'll make those corrections.

  4. Michael Famularo Says:

    Any chance this is being done for football?

    Really interested in that

  5. Michael Famularo Says:

    Player of the week info that is

  6. Nikola Simic Says:

    @ Justin Kubatko

    I am resending other corrections here, directly to you, since sending them to the bugs department didn't do the trick (since last September).

    Box scores:

  7. pilight Says:

    WNBA games had 384 possessions per 48 minutes last season?

  8. Justin Kubatko Says:

    @Pilight: Sorry, that's been fixed.

  9. Mark Says:

    Have you tried to reach out to ( Matthew Shuh?

  10. Mark Growcott Says:

    Can you please add Overtime as an option/criteria in the Team Streak Finder so one can look for winning/losing streaks in OT games?


  11. DSMok1 Says:

    Just a reminder for your to-do list--I'd love to see the four factors & team ratings & game pace on the team game finder.