All posts tagged Embiid

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. […]

Individual Defensive Ratings; Draymond, Embiid and Giannis On Top

By Stephen Shea, (@SteveShea33) February 6, 2017 Historically, it has been far more difficult to quantify defensive performance than offensive production.  However, with recent improvements in data gathering, most notably the NBA’s adoption of SportVU’s spatial-tracking system, there is hope that analytics can begin to tackle this problem. In a previous post, we presented Perimeter […]

Draft Winners Part I

By Stephen Shea, Ph.D. Milwaukee Bucks The Bucks’ had the easy choice in this year’s draft.  Take the one that doesn’t go first.  Once Joel Embiid went down with an injury, the draft really turned into a two-player race for first between Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker.  Cleveland chose Wiggins, the better athlete and better […]

On the Upcoming Draft

by Stephen Shea, Ph.D. Pay attention to Orlando and the 4th pick I project Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, and Dante Exum are the top 3 taken in the 2014 draft (and I suspect in that order).  That leaves Orlando likely deciding between Joel Embiid, Marcus Smart, and Noah Vonleh.  If Orlando prefers Smart, they could […]