wow. a denbutsu sighting
you might like to post this on your twitter and blog.
I've been meaning to ask you...
Have you ever tried a Matcha Kit Kat?
The only two theories are that they are trying to tap into the Eastern European market or their management is pursuing racist policies. Clearly one of those makes sense and the other is insane. Depending on where you come from, one or the other might be crazy.
I'm not going to lie, that is a little sad that people are making a conspiracy theory out of something like that.
Yeah, still cool though. I suppose its about networking and you did that. I need to be better about that. I remember I was so excited about meeting Dean Oliver and I've just done a poor job of keeping in touch or even bouncing questions/ideas off him. And I started my blog last year with the intent of hopefully writing for a site but haven't posted enough. I should try through twitter too I guess. I definitely think I could produce some interesting content but I guess the key is doing it consistently (how often did you write for your blog?). It is a little tough with my grad courses though.
You work for True Hoop? How'd you get the job?
I did have a blog but I haven't posted on there in a long time. I would like to start doing that, although I've been busy with my masters. Once I finish this whole synergy project though, I'm going to post it somewhere (my blog or maybe basketball reference or a site like that accepts it as a guest article). But I still have a ways to go.
So this relates to what I've been doing because I've been looking at synergy data. I finally compiled all the team by team data (specifically points per play) for defense in the 09-10 season and did some preliminary analysis on it. And by preliminary, I mean very preliminary. I still need to account for many things such as the number of each play type, whereas I just looked at efficiency (PPP) for each play type. Also, I only looked at defense. But I found something similar to what Basketball Prospectus found- Spot Up shots seemed to have the largest impact on overall defensive efficiency. And Spot Ups are mostly 3 point shots so it was interesting to see that basically the defenses that guarded the spot up shooters better (or got out and contested better) were generally the better overall defenses. Of course this is all preliminary analysis since I need to increase the sample, and preferably get more accurate points per play data but found it interesting nonetheless.
So I thought you might find this interesting. Basketball Prospectus' awhile ago changed their WARP rating to better account for 3pt shooting, which was getting undervalued in their old rating. By their analysis, they found 3 pt attempts/shooting had an added value to offense by just spacing the floor.
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