All posts tagged shot selection

How progressive is your NBA team’s offense?

By Stephen Shea, Ph.D. (@SteveShea33) July 17, 2017 NBA offenses are evolving. The increased reliance on 3-point shooting gets the most fanfare, but there is more to it than that. Teams are restructuring lineups and redesigning plays in hopes of improving all facets of shot selection, counterattacking with speed, and moving the ball faster. When […]

Is the once innovative Spurs offense now outdated?

By Steve Shea (@SteveShea33) July 7, 2017 He’s a genius, the NBA’s best coach in recent history hands down. Since Gregg Popovich’s first full season as San Antonio’s head coach, 1997-98, the Spurs have had 20 consecutive playoff appearances, a regular-season record of 1133-459 (a .712 win %), and won 5 titles. One of the […]

Visualizing Player Shot Selection and Efficiency

By Stephen Shea (@SteveShea33) February 16, 2017 Good teams need high-volume scorers—players that can put up more than 20 points a night.  Of course, players can arrive at their points in a variety of ways.  For example, Giannis Antetokounmpo relies heavily on his ability to get to the hoop, while Steph Curry will happily launch […]

I tried to watch the Bulls and Knicks try to play basketball

By Stephen Shea (@SteveShea33) January 13, 2017 Last evening, I stumbled upon the nationally televised matchup between the Bulls and Knicks.  Even after enduring the nonsensical ramblings of a certain TNT crew, my better judgement lost to my undying passion for basketball and I stayed tuned. I spent the first several minutes of the contest […]