Send us Your Suggestions!
Posted by Neil Paine on December 22, 2010
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December 22nd, 2010 at 6:11 pm
First, a hat-tip for adding MOV and SOS to the Misc Stats section. This is awesome, you guys are awesome.
Can you make this a result in the Play Index? Team Season finder, probably.
December 22nd, 2010 at 6:38 pm
It would be great if you added an advanced game log portion to the team game log similar to the one for individual players that was recently put in. Even if it's just Off Rating and Def Rating it would be so nice. No matter what, this is one of my favorite sites on the planet. Thank you so much!
December 22nd, 2010 at 6:39 pm
It would be great if you could choose the starting year as well as the ending year on the player comparison finder. Right now you have to start from the beginning of the player's career.
December 22nd, 2010 at 7:07 pm
I would love to have +/- stats here. I hope I'm not asking for too much.
December 22nd, 2010 at 7:22 pm
Ditto #2 Kyle
It's a pain to scrape all the advanced basic team box score data.
December 22nd, 2010 at 7:32 pm
December 22nd, 2010 at 7:53 pm
To all - duly noted and added to the bug database.
Well, except #6. Those you just need to email me about. ;) (Kidding! So kidding!)
December 23rd, 2010 at 12:16 am
Something I have wished for (mostly out of laziness) is for an advanced free-throw drawing metric on player pages. Not that it's far to scroll up to FTA per 36, but I am very very lazy.
December 23rd, 2010 at 4:48 am
I think the site's pretty snazzy! I'd like to be able to figure out how to calculate Win Shares for players in the ABA, though.
December 23rd, 2010 at 5:44 am
On player pages, I noticed you have regular season gamelogs from 1986-1990 but not post-season gamelogs. I'd like to see you take care of that for the late 1980's, if not the entire decade.
Also the Player Game Finder doesn't have advanced metrics, just basic stats. Address that if possible, and finally I'd be curious to see if you can combine regular and post-season numbers in the Player Season Finder (for example, most win shares in a season since 1984, would not be who you expect).
December 23rd, 2010 at 6:00 am
*Quick correction, Second most win shares since '84, if you go by hundredths of a decimal point.
And just out of curiosity, who has the highest single season PER (factoring in the post-season and regular season)? That would be another example.
December 23rd, 2010 at 3:01 pm
SPM. Do it. Do it.
December 23rd, 2010 at 7:50 pm
I'd like to see the experience and height filters from the Player Season Finder applicable to the Player Game Finder as well (e.g. 50-point games among players in their first three years).
December 24th, 2010 at 2:05 am
One other thing I thought about that I'd like to see (if you want me to use the form, I will; I've gotten great responses back in the past):
-When I click on the League page (such as the NBA League Leaders link right above the standings board), I can see the Top 20 in the league in both basic and advanced stats. Now, if I want to see everyone who played in the league, I can change "Leaders" to "Player Statistics," but now I only get basic stats. I'd like to see both a basic page (as it is now), as well as options for Per Game, Per 36 Minutes, and Advanced sortable tables from this list. Would that be possible?
So, for example, if I wanted to see the Top 50 in PER instead of the Top 20, I would be able to access it from the Player Statistics or Leaders page.
December 30th, 2010 at 11:35 am
Neil, I have a question about how TS% is calculated. I've been skeptical of this stat ever since I realized a player can have a TS% higher than both his FT% and eFG%. I've read the brief explanations available on the web for why FTA are only valued at 44% relative to FGA instead of 50%, but I remain unconvinced; a FT is worth 1 point whether or not it comes in a pair, so why do And-Ones and tech fouls necessitate changing anything? If this was because of the extra value from threes, that would make more sense, but then why would we use that formula for players before 1980? Or for players like Shaq who almost never attempt 3's? What am I missing here?
December 31st, 2010 at 9:15 am
.44 comes from the possession value of the average FTA, so TS% is trying to measure the number of points scored by the player per shooting possession. This is derived from the most basic possession formula, poss = Fga + .44*FTA + Tov - Orb. I do think you could raise some questions about why the Fga term doesn't reflect the fact that the average Fga doesn't cost a whole possession due to offensive rebounds.
December 31st, 2010 at 1:00 pm
OK, so TS% treats traditional And-1's exactly the same as made 3-point field goals. The extra point from the free throw is counted towards the same possession as the 2pt FG made, and the FTA is ignored. So Shaq HAS made alot of 3-pointers in his career (or is assumed to have), just 3-pointers of the traditional kind.
But this raises a question: what does the number of estimated "possessions" have to do with determining shooting efficiency anyway? If we ignore FTA that aren't separate possessions, we aren't getting the most accurate measure of shooting efficiency possible. I assume determining efficiency in relation to estimated possessions is necessary for use in advanced metrics. But as an independent measure of efficiency that make TS% less accurate.