In this blog post, we are visually presenting Direct Offensive Contribution and Direct Offensive Efficiency stats for the most elite NBA players. After developing our advanced offensive indicators for involvement, contribution and efficiency, we had to wait for a couple of years to start observing changes over time.
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.