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_ » Yesterday 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_ » Today 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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