Big Cactus Effect, What Changed in Phoenix?

  It's the same "old" story. They said he couldn't run, they said the Suns couldn't even make it to playoffs with him.   Here is briefly what changed after Shaq has come to Phoenix:   EFFICIENCY PACE OFFENSE DEFENSE × √ ×   He slightly (0.29 more points per 100 possessions) helps Suns' offense but the team has allowed 1.67 more points …

Trades Killing Predictions

  From a quantitative analyst standpoint, anytime a trade happens I can't be positive with it. Because changes are killing my predictions. This year (sorry if I'm wrong) 28 players have been traded. Let me explain what it means: Team chemistry, player rotation& minutes, roles might change significantly.   Hopefully, my prediction model gets adjusted to changes and stays hot down the stretch as regular season winds down.    

What Referee Improved to 10-0?

UPDATE: His streak ended after Houston beat Miami on 24th Nov, 2008. UPDATE: He improved to 10-0 after New Orleans beat Oklahoma City on 22nd Nov, 2008. UPDATE: He improved to 9-0 after Indiana beat Atlanta on 18th Nov, 2008. As you know at Nbastuffer.com it’s fun to be able to follow every part of game. Referee stats are arguably …

Rest Days Matters for NBA Teams

  NBAstuffer.com handled another underestimated issue. In the "Rest Days & Efficiency" section, NBA League efficiency charts with rest days splits are available. Wondering how rest days matters?   Team charts are in progress and will be up after the all-star break…    

The Finals Statistical Breakdown

Expect to find game-by-game statistical breakdown of the each game during NBA Finals 2008. Learn which team did a much better job in terms of 4 factors. Abbreviations used: OEFF: Points scored per 100 possessions | DEFF: Opponent’s points scored per 100 possessions eFG%: Effective field goal percentage in which 3 pointers taken into account OR%: Team’s offensive rebounds / …

The Impact Of Rest Days On Team Efficiency & Pace

The information provided below belongs to 2007-2008 NBA regular season. {tab= NBA LEAGUE AVERAGES}       {tab= B2B}   OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY   DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY TOP 5 ∆*   TOP 5 ∆* New Orleans 9.4   Toronto -12.4 San Antonio 8.0   Seattle -9.0 New Jersey 5.1   Portland -4.9 Charlotte 4.2   Washington -3.6 Minnesota 3.6   Dallas -3.2 …

What Changed In Playoffs

  Despite the small size of samples and postseason is not over, I have made a quantitative analysis of playoff teams.   Not to mention the results of the teams who were eliminated in the first round don’t tell the whole story since they have played against only one opponent. First of all, let me explain what “4 factors” is. …