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Part 1: How Powerful is the Benefit of “Spacing”?

The league is changing. As the season closed, League three-point records were broken again. At the height of Larry Bird’s reign in 1986, teams...
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Introducing: Four Factors APM (FFAPM)

“There really is nothing else in the game. These four responsibilities on the offensive side and these four responsibilities on the defensive side are...
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gotBuckets All Rookie Teams and ROY

As always, wins equivalent SWAgR is based on @talkingpractice’s RAPM.  The 2-year (including playoffs) wins equivalent SWAg is based on @laughingcavs’ 2-year APM. Rolling...
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gotBuckets All-Defense Teams and DPOY

With the @talkingpractice RAPM and @laughingcavs 2-year APM available, and NBA Awards season upon us, a quick run-down of the gotbuckets.com extremely unofficial award winners...
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NBA Awards Time, starting with Sixth Man of the Year

The regular season is finished and gotbuckets has updated @talkingpractice’s RAPM and @laughingcavs 2-year APM to reflect that.  In what is surely a much...
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SportVU and Rim Protection

Like most of us, I have viewed the SportVU Stats with interest, but also skepticism.  There is no public history for these metrics and...
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A Brief Comparison of GotBuckets RAPM to ESPN RPM

Today’s article is by guest contributor Ben Dowsett.  Follow him on twitter @Ben_Dowsett. As will be the case from time to time, the world...
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Updated look at the Predictive Power of 2-year APM and RAPM

One of the introductory articles at gotbuckets was a comparison of 2-year APM to PER and Win Shares, showing 2-year APM’s ability for improved prediction of out...
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A continued look back at the 2011 draft

This post continues a series I started several weeks ago, looking back at the 2011 NBA draft.  I am discussing the players in the...
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An Early Stab at Gotbuckets.com 2014 All-NBA teams

Last week, an early look at all-rookie teams was offered at gotbuckets.  With two weeks remaining in the NBA season and new RAPM available...