NBA 2019 – Playoff Action

It’s that time of the year and for me, its time to do playoff data analysis again

I have been doing this analysis to see if a simpler version of my metric called “Scoring Impact” works the same as the PER developed by NBA.



From the looks of it, my model is way easier to explain and actually shows a co-relation to the PER. Enjoy the analysis here and let’s go…. Bucks?

NBA MVP 2018 – Tableau Analysis

Last year, I posted an Infographic made in Tableau that showed how the players did in the regular season of NBA.

Some of the metrics in that post used my own way to calculating what an NBA MVP should be. And Russell Westbrook, stood out on the top right.

This year, some folks asked me how my infographic would look like with 2017-18 regular season. So, here you go

NBA Regular Season 2018

NBA Playoff Action – for Data Geeks

So, you wondering how your favorite player is doing this post-season.

Get your data thirst quenched with this dashboard.

NBA Playoffs 2017

Click on the link to launch the Tableau Viz (updated daily)

NBA MVP 2017 – Tableau Analysis

So, just like a lot of you, I was interested in looking at the data for the basketball players this NBA season.

Here’s a bit of a infographic for you (click on the image to launch tableau viz)

NBA Regular Season 2017

Olympians need to act as role models

So, I have been wondering if the values that the modern day athletes have changed much over the course of time.

I was deeply saddened by Ryan Lochte’s exaggeration of the incident in Rio and now, I read that Ms Biles was taking banned substances (with approval). Now, the two situations aren’t the same or even similar, I get that.

When some of the athletes’ medical reports were hacked and leaked (this week), it has come to our notice that Ms. Biles had been taken┬áRitalin and she has been taking this since she was a kid to help with her ADHD.┬áI am glad that she came out and said there is no shame in taking medicine for ADHD and wants to kill the stigma’s associated with certain conditions.

However, I wonder, if I am wrong in expecting that such information be disclosed to general public in a more proactive manner.

I also understand that she has done everything by the rules, they have asked for a medical exception and IOC has mentioned that all was done as per the rules and she did nothing wrong.

But, I must say, when events transpire, like the recent hack, and athletes then try to explain their side of the story, it looks more like damage control.

Again, I am not accusing her of doing anything wrong and I admire her standing up to the situation. Just saying, it would be good for such info to be disclosed and available as public knowledge prior to the incident.

The NBA Finals – 2016

Let me start by saying “I like a LeBron a lot”. I think he has been given too much punishment for being arrogant in the past. But, I truly believe he has come around and become a team player that all we all wanted him to be.

So, let’s not dig into the past but enjoy what we have today. No one could have predicted how the NBA finals have gone so far. No one thought the Warriors bench were going to dismantle the Cavs in the first two games. No one thought Cavs would turn around and give Warriors a 30 pt beating in the third. Even, then everyone thought that Cavs would be lucky to stretch it to 5. No one thought Cavs would stretch it to 6 specially when Warriors had the Game 5 at home. Once Cavs did that, no one thought they could do it again and yet they did.

So, here we have it.. The NBA Finals 2016: Game 7.

It has been fun to fun to watch even though the games haven’t been that close.

So, before the finals start tomorrow, I thought it would be interesting to see if Warriors have really stepped up against the Cavs in the Finals and it is really interesting to see the Data.


Have a look for your self…


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