Does acquiring NBA stars lead to winning?

Last offseason a lot of NBA stars were traded. Consequently, we asked ourselves to what extend acquiring stars leads to winning. We combined data from different tables and carried out statistical analysis with a dataset of 32 NBA star players, traded or signed in free agency between 2000 and 2016.

Who is the Average Joe of the NBA?!

To find the most average NBA players we analysed our advance offensive indicators (INV Rate, DOC, DOE) as well as defensive statistics (DWS, DBPM) and salaries for 2016/2017. The All-NBA Average team includes: Austin Rivers, Bojan Bogdanovic, Matt Barnes, Willie Cauley-Stein and Aron Baynes.

Who is chasing triple-doubles?!

Was Russell Westbrook chasing triple-doubles and Oscar Robertson’s record? What about other versatile NBA players, do they chase those individual achievements as well?
To answer those questions we simulated data for Russell Westbrook, James Harden, LeBron James, Nikola Jokic and Draymond Green.