14th October 2011
Unlike the NBA, the Basketball-Reference.com programming staff (that would be me) does not want to lock out its fans. In light of that, let me describe some new features that were added to the site this week:
- You may have noticed that the player pages once again have similarity scores tables. Please read the description of the method for full details.
- On the Player Season Finder, you can now filter your results based on whether or not the player was an All-Star game selection (single season queries) or the number of All-Star game selection for the player (combined season queries). There is also a more flexible way to filter by position. Previously, you only had four options: any, guard, forward, or center. Now, you can select any combination of these. For example, you can restrict your results to players who are listed as either a "G-F" or "F-G" in the database.
- On the Player Game Finder, you can now search for cumulative totals. For example, you can search for the player with the most points scored in the first ten games of the 2010-11 season. You can also choose to combine regular season and playoff games in your search (previously you had to choose one or the other). There is also a new way to filter by position that is the same as the one described above.
I hope you enjoy these new features, and as always, please let us know if you find any bugs.