Correlation between team result and FGAs

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Correlation between team result and FGAs 

Post#1 » by Gigante_ » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:30 pm

Hello, I am a starting to get into NBA analytics.

Victor Oladipo -0.3340276301210184
Russell Westbrook -0.227191439163535
Kevin Durant -0.21607728095215498
Damian Lillard -0.20995817904965428
Kyrie Irving -0.20009765370682792
James Harden -0.0848429612870563
LaMarcus Aldridge 0.0955764396673047
Anthony Davis 0.1250447977355286
Lebron James 0.1284857584512797
Giannis Antetokounmpo 0.17855856876985784

This is the correlation between FGA and +/- of the team result for the 10 best scorers in the 2017-18 NBA season. What do you guys think about this stat?

Westbrook very negatively correlated with the amount field goals he attempts, not surprising at all to be honest, allways starts hero-balling when they are losing.

One thing that is not taken into account is that in games against easy opponnents the main stars might shoot less.

Otherwise the guys with negative correlations seem to be more perimeter shooters.
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Re: Correlation between team result and FGAs 

Post#2 » by SuperDario » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:26 pm

When you say +/-, do you mean +/- with the player on the court? Or his team's +/- both on and off the court?
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Re: Correlation between team result and FGAs 

Post#3 » by Gigante_ » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:56 am

I used the team +/-. I computed another correlation with +/- when the player was on the court, I suppose this correlation might be better.

Victor Oladipo -0.3012628679480902
Kevin Durant -0.25188164022677006
Russell Westbrook -0.2206355952522495
Damian Lillard -0.10598557423273441
James Harden -0.03885373330044847
Kyrie Irving -0.033967992648334014
Anthony Davis 0.06869042940717782
Lebron James 0.07090132416739574
Giannis Antetokounmpo 0.18154028534819
LaMarcus Aldridge 0.2159742508034969
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Re: Correlation between team result and FGAs 

Post#4 » by Gigante_ » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:03 am

Kyrie Irving -0.04802008578911406
Victor Oladipo -0.036565322832810034
Giannis Antetokounmpo -0.005392994837055981
Lebron James 0.0003330268183620997
LaMarcus Aldridge 0.008396215263713359
Kevin Durant 0.05286034700449199
Anthony Davis 0.08146353117516802
James Harden 0.08605825253486667
Russell Westbrook 0.15232521230726578
Damian Lillard 0.16374623804930394

correlation between points scored in the previous game and points scored. I would suspect that the player with the highest correlation here would have the smallest standard deviation, but this is not the case.
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Re: Correlation between team result and FGAs 

Post#5 » by Gigante_ » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:11 am

FT FTA 0.946895
DRB TRB 0.920492
PTS GmSc 0.883572
FG PTS 0.882720
3P 3PA 0.803637
Unnamed: 7 +/- 0.802192
FG GmSc 0.779902
FGA 0.712146
FGA PTS 0.695280
FG FG% 0.634349

FT% TRB -0.190880
3PA BLK -0.202770
3P DRB -0.203540
3PA DRB -0.205499
FG% 3PA -0.218098
AST BLK -0.229599
3P TRB -0.294171
ORB -0.309975
3PA TRB -0.317503
ORB -0.364255

I was thinking I was not really looking for any correlations between attributes before I was only looking at how attributes of certain players are correlated. Now I calculated the top 10 positive and negative correlations between attributes in the basketball reference boxscore.
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Re: Correlation between team result and FGAs 

Post#6 » by eminence » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:48 pm

One thing I started to do once that I'd be interested in is correlation between individual GameScore (from BBref) and Team +/-, I started to look into it once with Curry/Durant but didn't really get any farther.
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Re: Correlation between team result and FGAs 

Post#7 » by Gigante_ » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:47 am

I will try something similar too, basically stat-padders would have a negative correlation for this two attributes.
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Re: Correlation between team result and FGAs 

Post#8 » by eminence » Sun Aug 5, 2018 9:01 pm

Gigante_ wrote:I will try something similar too, basically stat-padders would have a negative correlation for this two attributes.


Anything done on this front yet? No rush, just curious.

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