All posts tagged Kobe Bryant

PISS-Poor Shot Selection

By Stephen Shea (@SteveShea33) and Christopher Baker (@ChrisBakerAM) October 15, 2015 NBA possessions are a valuable and limited resource. Each shot is a gamble of that resource. The goal of an NBA offense is to try and create the best bets—shots with the highest expected winnings. Of course, defenses have the opposite agenda. They are […]

Preliminary Investigation into Defensive Stretch II

By Stephen Shea (@SteveShea33) and Chris Baker (@ChrisBakerAM) September 15, 2015   You can find the first post in this series here. In the previous post, we introduced CHAD to measure the defense’s area or stretch. Another measure we like to use is to take the defender’s average distance to the average position of the […]