2009-2010 NBA Regular Season Road Trip Tracker

Take a look at the NBA 2009-2010 Regular Season Schedule Heat Map Last updated through games completed on April 14, 2010. Click column headers to sort. Reverse sort order by clicking twice. Mouse over column headers for explanations. {tab=ROAD TRIP TRACKER} Team 3-Game Road Trips 4-Game Road Trips 5-Game Road Trips 6-Game Road Trips 7-Game Road Trips 8-Game Road Trips …

Top Ten Welcome Mats and Castle Positions

    Please also see the previous related article.   {tab=TOP TEN WELCOME MATS}     PG SG SF PF C 1 Golden State Toronto Golden State LA Clippers Sacramento 2 Denver Minnesota Charlotte Atlanta Phoenix 3 Phoenix Memphis Washington Denver Seattle 4 Milwaukee Golden State New York Golden State Charlotte 5 Chicago Seattle Seattle Phoenix Golden State 6 Orlando …

Trades Working Out?

What you will get in this article is kind of simple and easily comparable stuff. Don’t expect me to make judgments about how smart the player movements were. This study should be considered as a comparison tool which helps us have some insight whether the trades, on the paper, seem to help out teams or not! It was just a …

Preparations For Upcoming Season

In this offseason, I see a very hard work and there’s a lot of things to get done. Let me know what you guys would love to kind of get next season. Here is a short list of what you can expect new: Website: A completely new layout A free membership program (Downloads, special newsletters will be available only for members) …

Eddie F. Rush’s Interesting Stat

Isn’t it an interesting stat that when Eddie F.Rush officiates a NBA playoff game, home teams win the game with a .900 probability? The only game where road team has beat the home team is on 20th April, Philly beat Detroit. (90-86) Since then, the home teams are 9-0 when Eddie Rush is the head referee. He also leads the …

Lakers Most Likely Will Win It All

In terms of probability, the Lakers have more chances than the Celtics have. I’m sorry for those of you who are rooting for C’s but, just have a look at history! The Boston Celtics are 2007-2008 regular season champs with a 66-16 W/L record while Lakers had the third-best record in the league. Could regular season champs win the title …

Afternoon Games vs. Night Games Statistical Comparison

Please refer to the related article which has been published before. Continue here to get the regular season afternoon games vs. night games statistical comparison. Accepted as a afternoon game Game time 12:00 12:30 01:00 02:00 02:30 03:30 TOTAL Number of games 4 4 20 6 7 19 60 Accepted as a night game Game time 04:00 05:00 05:30 06:00 …

Goodbye Willie The King Solomon

Dear Willie, I wish you the very best. We greatly appreciate what you did for Fenerbahce in the last 2 years. You’ve deserved making it to be an NBA legend and the Raptors seems to be the right team. Either playing at the point or at the two, I strongly believe that you will get enough playing time to prove …

NBA Teams Giving Up Road-Trip Enders?

  What makes me write this article is the New York Team. With being the second worst defensive team of NBA how did the Knicks manage Pistons hold to 65 points. It was their most lopsided victory of the season. Contrarily, scoring 65 points against any team is worth to think about the reason(s). Here is a breakdown of most likely reasons which will help …

2008 Playoffs Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

RANK PLAYER     PER 1 C.Paul – Nor     37.426 2 D.Nowitzki – Dal     32.572 3 K.Bryant – Lal     30.771 4 L.James – Cle     30.278 5 T.McGrady – Hou     30.212 6 K.Garnett – Bos     28.478 7 J.Smith – Den     28.185 8 C.Bosh – Tor     …

Underachievers and Overachievers in the NBA

I’ve added one more feature to the 2008-2009 regular season’s stat table. What team do you think have overachieved most so far? If you would like to learn, just head to the stat page and sort “Ach.” column! Well, Detroit should have won fewer games than their level of effort on the court indicates. In other words, the Pistons have …

How Fair is NBA Schedule?

As we have 1230 NBA regular season games, do you think the games are being scheduled fairly? On the paper, it seems that some teams have easier schedules than the others; but with home stands and road trips all teams have to play 82 games in a 5.5. month time. To sum up research results, all I can speak that …

The J-Kidd Effect on Mavs’ Statistical Facts

  NBAstuffer.com has executed the quantitative analysis, Jake Kerr of Mavsmoneyball.com wrote the story.  Read how Jason Kidd has changed Dallas Mavericks' statistical facts.   Earlier, the  "Trades Work Out?" article has J-Kidd's individual statistical changes since he has been traded to Dallas. Here is briefly what changed in Dallas after the trade:   EFFICIENCY PACE OFFENSE DEFENSE √ × √   He runs the show with a faster …

Strenghts and Weaknesses of NBA Teams v.2008-2009

Last year I wrote an article about position-by-position strenghts and weaknesses of NBA Teams. By popular demand, the study will be one of the regularly updated sections at NBAstuffer.com! From weakest to strongest, here is the position-by-position stats* of the NBA teams that treated opponents either as rolling out a "welcome mat" or as "defending the castle". Can you guess …

Matinee Games Taking It’s Toll on Pace, Offense

  Have you wondered how many matinee games or afternoon games are scheduled? I have noticed that I got bored anytime I watch those games. In this article while you may find the impact of matinee games on pace, offensive and defensive efficiencies; it would be more interesting to learn insights of NBA players who are being forced to play afternoon games at the times they are not get used to be …

2008-2009 Season NBA Player Movements

Click to go to 2010-2011 Season NBA Player Movements Click to go to 2009-2010 Season NBA Player Movements Click underlined column headers to sort. Reverse the sort order by clicking on it twice. Click player’s name to learn more about the transaction. Type Date New Team Former Team Position Player 2008-09 Salary Free Agent 4/13/2009 Tor Sac SG Quincy Douby 1,427,040 …

NBA Road Trips and Home Stands Visualization

Here’s a nice visualization of NBA teams’ road trips and home stands in NBA 2009-2010 regular season. It clarifies the teams’ schedule sufferings due to the special events at its arenas. Making room for the Grammys for LA teams, Circus for Chicago Bulls (Circus Trip), “Stock Show & Rodeo” for the Spurs (Rodeo Trip) are amongst well known events which …

Strengths and Weaknesses of NBA Teams

I have decided to make a S.W. analysis for NBA teams. Wondering what S.W. is? It is half of a S.W.O.T. analysis. In this article I will only mention, position by position, S (Strengths) and W (Weakness) of NBA teams. I don’t think any of you did not notice why the Suns allow opposing power forwards and centers have a …

Offense or Defense? Which One Helps NBA Teams Win?

The legendary Alabama coach Paul Bryant once said: “Defense wins championships“. We wanted to see if this is true for basketball as well. In the context of professional basketball, we have another saying in the NBA, “Good defense create good offense”, which also would lead a team to victory. That being said, let’s analyze the theory that suggests defense wins …

2007-2008 Regular Season Wrap-Up

  We had 1230 games in 2007-2008 regular season. A couple of teams were the real outliers. Hey, haven’t you noticed NBDL was fully integrated with the NBA this season? “West side story” was somewhat different, as competition level has gone nuts. Statistical comparison between afternoon and night games has revealed the facts behind the boring matinee games which are …

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. …