Regular Season vs. Playoffs: Contest+ %

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Do teams contest more shots in the playoffs?  I think we'd expect the answer to be a resounding "yes" since, intuitively, contesting shots seems at least in part related to effort, and don't players try a little harder in the

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LeBron is widely regarded as the best wing defender in the NBA. But has he actually been getting lucky on defense over the last two years? Wait, LeBron getting lucky on defense? The man who has inspired a video on

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Victor Oladipo may be the best wing defender in this draft, but he is not without weaknesses that NBA scouts/execs are noticing with the help of Vantage Stats. Crowding shooters and getting a hand up without fouling is vitally important to

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If you haven't watched the Uncle Drew series starring Kyrie Irving, and more recently featuring Kevin Love and Hall of Famer Bill Russell, you need to because as Russell reminds Uncle Drew, This game always has, and always will be,

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  Vantage products provide our team clients with actionable insight in scouting, player analysis, and team development. Our unprecedented data set, relevant video, and intuitive interfaces make advanced analytics simple and actionable.  Media and Broadcast We help you tell the

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This post will be brief. I'm going to allow the reader to visualize Vantage's metrics and interpret the correlations in his or her own way. First, let's look at the correlations between Offensive Efficiency and some of the various offensive

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Vantage recently collaborated with Amin Elhassan of ESPN for a very interesting article on the 10 best screen setters in the league on a budget. Due to the interest this piece generated, I wanted to follow up by providing some

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Over the last few months, Omer Asik has been involved in lots of trade discussion. However, the question to most fans is why would a team want to trade for a player that has career averages of 5 points and

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Before Paul George broke out as an offensive force, he was widely known for his suffocating defense. But is he a good enough defender to make shooters miss wide-open threes? That was a trick question. Of course not! This video

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Steve Novak's defensive abilities have recently been the subject of some debate.  Synergy says he's good, and 82games says he's not.  Our numbers say they're both right, partly. We can measure defensive ability across many different categories, including: a) how well