A Starting Point for Analyzing Basketball Statistics

@article{Kubatko2007ASP,
  title={A Starting Point for Analyzing Basketball Statistics},
  author={Justin Kubatko and Dean Oliver and Kevin Pelton and Dan T. Rosenbaum},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports},
  year={2007},
  volume={3}
}
The quantitative analysis of sports is a growing branch of science and, in many ways one that has developed through non-academic and non-traditionally peer-reviewed work. The aim of this paper is to bring to a peer-reviewed journal the generally accepted basics of the analysis of basketball, thereby providing a common starting point for future research in basketball. The possession concept, in particular the concept of equal possessions for opponents in a game, is central to basketball analysis… CONTINUE READING

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