We are breaking down offensive possessions of the top 5 MVP contenders this season: Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Stephen Curry, LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard. We used both traditional as well as advanced offensive statistics and presented data visually.
We are presenting the results of our first MVP data analysis. Linear regression estimates revealed that James Harden should receive a higher total number of points than Russell Westbrook.
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.
This blog post should serve as the first cornerstone of, hopefully, an interesting and fun blog which will attract basketball enthusiasts with a thing for basketball stats. We will welcome all of your questions, comments and suggestions, and be happy to engage in interesting discussions. To go even deeper into NBA stats… together! Stay tuned!