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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...
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Value of Big Man Shooting Range (and a Writing / Analytics Request)

The goal of this article is 10% a presentation of research and analysis, and 90% a “Help Wanted” sign hanging in a window.  In this...
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An Early Take on the 2014 All-Rookie Teams (Plus, an RAPM update)

2014 RAPM has been updated, courtesy of @talkingpractice.  With that comes new SWAgR rankings, too!  Chris Paul leads the way for per possession RAPM, but with another injury...
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Aging Curves for Big Men; Do they take longer to Develop?

Today, the series of 2-year APM-based Aging Curves moves onto “Big Men” and offers an answer to the question, “Do Big Men take longer to develop?”; the...
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2013 – 2014 DPOY Leaderboard

In honor of a recent APM and RAPM update, gotbuckets offers a fresh take on the Defensive Player of the Year race. 5.  Joakim...