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ChiSox219
03-05-2011, 04:31 PM
http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/25735/the-data-holy-grail

It's a great article so be sure to check out the whole thing but here's the immediate finding:



The three primary results of Weil's poring through the data and accounting for things like historical player shooting percentages, distance, and shot type:

Tight defense (within three feet) drops expected shooting 12 percentage points (a 50 percent shot becomes a 38 percent shot).
Field goal percentage drops one percentage point for every 1.5 feet from the rim.
There is something beneficial about the catch and shoot, beyond expectations.