All posts tagged draymond green

Do analytics deserve a seat at the table?

By Steve Shea (@SteveShea33) June 30, 2017 Often, professional sports organizations employ the “go-for” model for incorporating analytics. Picture a group of executives seated around a large table deciding what to do for lunch. They may toss around a couple options—Italian or Chinese—before bickering on whether they should order individual entrees or share crowd-sized portions.  […]

Updated Perimeter and Interior Defense Ratings

By Steve Shea (@SteveShea33) March 15, 2017 We recently introduced Perimeter Defense Ratings (PDR) and Interior Defense Ratings (IDR).  Please see this previous post for more information.  The purpose of this entry is to update the numbers.  The table below contains PDR and IDR for all 314 players that have played at least 600 minutes. […]

Rating Perimeter Defenders; Tony Allen Still King

By Steve Shea (@SteveShea33) February 1, 2017 It has always been more difficult to quantify a player’s defense than his offense.  Box scores offer little beyond blocks and steals.  While many players play 60-70 defensive possessions a game, most only accumulate 1 or 2 steals or blocks.  What is happening in the other approximately 95% […]