Every Shot Kevin Durant Has Taken In His Career, In One Awesome Chart

"Every shot Kevin Durant has taken in the NBA" is the kind of thing that belongs in a museum, in some fashion. Kirk Goldsberry at Grantland made a chart of exactly that, and shoved it into his piece on the evolution of KD today. It's great. I can't stop staring at it. I want it on my wall. I want it tattooed on my… »5/09/14 3:46pm5/09/14 3:46pm

Cool Charts: Where The NBA's Best Scorers Are Getting Their Shots

Last Friday on Grantland, Kirk Goldsberry released a great series of charts breaking down the top NBA scorers and shooters from various spots on the floor. The graphics—interactives, thanks to Bostonography's Andy Woodruff—are revealing as always, especially Dirk Nowitzki's: »4/28/14 1:20pm4/28/14 1:20pm

Here's A New Stat To Figure Out The Best Scorers In The NBA

Field goal percentage is misleading. We know that, because if it wasn't, Tyson Chandler wouldn't threaten to break 70 percent every year, and Reggie Evans would produce a literal black hole in each of his box scores, which would consume their immediate surroundings and we'd have no idea what happened in any Nets… »10/09/13 2:55pm10/09/13 2:55pm

“Are You A Nerd?” And Other Questions We Asked Our Fellow Nerds At The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Last weekend, I went to the sixth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Attendance has gone up every year, and it gets harder and harder to get a feel for who actually goes to this thing: Why were they there? Were they still all sabermetrics geeks? High-powered businessmen? To find out, I did some analysis of… »3/08/13 5:05pm3/08/13 5:05pm

Four Things You Can Learn About The NBA By Skimming Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Research Papers

The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is under way in Boston and, though we sent no intrepid reporters to Dorkapalooza this year, the conference happily made its research paper finalists publicly available on its website. Let's blearily page through and see if we can't learn a few things. (We're focused on the SSAC's… »3/02/13 12:10pm3/02/13 12:10pm