View Full Version : Data Holy Grail

03-05-2011, 04:31 PM

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.