Posts tagged "basketball metrics"

The Bulls Defense Functions as a Gang and Only Works at High Energy

The Bulls Defense Functions as a Gang and Only Works at High Energy
The Bulls defense was at the top of the NBA this season under rookie head coach Tom Thibodeau, Lee Jenkins highlights in a feature on the defensive guru (Sports Illustrated). “The Bulls led the NBA in defensive efficiency [97.4], rebounding differential [5.62], opponents’ field goal percentage [43%], opponents’ three-point percentage [32.6%] and, according to hoopdata.com,... Read more »

Eye-Popping Graph Shows Uniqueness Bulls' Defense & Offensive Rebounding Combo

Eye-Popping Graph Shows Uniqueness Bulls' Defense & Offensive Rebounding Combo
The Bulls led the NBA regular season in defensive efficiency (97.4) and were also fourth in offensive rebounding rate (29.4), according to Hoopdata.com. The Bulls scored around 128 points per 100 offensive rebounds, slightly above the league average of 120, but only 102 in the first two rounds of the playoffs. In Game 1 of... Read more »

Will the Heat Attempt Answering Rebounding Woes With More Jamaal Magloire?

Will the Heat Attempt Answering Rebounding Woes With More Jamaal Magloire?
Jamaal Magloire played ten minutes in Game 1 for the Heat, after playing only 158 minutes in 18 regular season games. I laughed my tail off, seeing that his 6-foot-11 frame was what Erik Spoelstra felt was his best effort to get bigger, but he might be right. Yes, Jamaal Magloire may be the Heat’s best... Read more »
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Rose Will Be Named Youngest MVP in NBA History Tuesday

Rose Will Be Named Youngest MVP in NBA History Tuesday
22-year-old Derrick Rose will be announced as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player of the 2010-11 regular season on Tuesday, sources confirmed to the Chicago Tribune on Monday evening (K.C. Johnson): At 22 years, 7 months, Rose will become the youngest MVP in NBA history, supplanting 1969 winner and Hall of Famer Wes Unseld by roughly... Read more »

Horny Notes: April 13, 2011 -- Brewer Out, Jo-No Questionable, East Playoff Schedule, Bulls Awesome Offense?

Horny Notes: April 13, 2011 -- Brewer Out, Jo-No Questionable, East Playoff Schedule, Bulls Awesome Offense?
Ronnie Brewer is out (thumb sprain); Joakim Noah questionable (ankle sprain) Wednesday vs. Nets (K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune). Brewer said after the game “he will play in the playoffs ‘as long as it’s attached.’ “Tom Thibodeau had plenty to say about resting players before the playoffs after Tuesday’s game where the two were injured. Matt... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: April 12, 2011 -- Fails of the Year, Pre-Playoff Pandamonium, Awards, Alley-Oop Value, Wafer's Monster Fail

HELP SBNATION SELECT THE ‘WTF?!? PLAY OF THE YEAR” FOR THE 2010-11 NBA SEASON. Even if you don’t want to participate, it’s one of the most hilarious NBA-related posts you’re going to see for a while. Amazing compilation of funny. FreeDarko got me back into basketball. Good-bye, old friends. I boycotted basketball for about a year... Read more »
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Bulls Mathematical Favorites to Win Championship

Bulls Mathematical Favorites to Win Championship
All studies show the best indicator of a team’s playoff success isn’t their record in close games, but a team’s ability to blow other teams out while avoiding getting blow out — moreso than beating elite teams. People who say otherwise are actively lying to you. That said, the Bulls (53-19) are continuing to spank... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 21, 2011 -- Basketball & EV, Kobe & Bynum Get Clinical, Nietzsche & Basketball, Bomani & 'Uncle Tom'

Catch n' Shoot: March 21, 2011 -- Basketball & EV, Kobe & Bynum Get Clinical, Nietzsche & Basketball, Bomani & 'Uncle Tom'
The most crucial next step in basketball analytics is discovering expected value (EV) Unlike baseball, where we have a game of a somewhat comparable sort of repetition but also knowledge of how many runs produce wins and players routinely move to and from a highly developed minor league structure, basketball analysis still struggle with a relativity... Read more »

Bogans' Big Night Forces Notice of Hot Shooting Most of the Season

Bogans' Big Night Forces Notice of Hot Shooting Most of the Season
Keith Bogans’ big night against the Wizards wasn’t a fluke; it was consistent with his trends since the early-to-mid-December. On Feb. 15, while the rotisserie droolers were drolling nonsense about Keith Bogans’ per game averages, I highlighted that he was one of the most efficient shooters on the Bulls and trending upward. His “scoring has... Read more »
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Open Response to Matt McHale: A Luol Deng Dialectic

Open Response to Matt McHale: A Luol Deng Dialectic
Has Luol Deng become of perennial All-Star caliber or is he overrated? It’s somewhere in between, but he’s not overpaid. i refuse to let this picture get old Despite that Luol Deng “has long been considered overpaid, overrated and (more often than not) unwanted by Bulls fans,” Matt — a.k.a.”Basketbawful” — McHale wrote at the... Read more »