Below are links to 8 of the best resources for NBA statistics across the web
Basketball-reference.com is the godfather of all things related to basketball stats. What makes it special?
- A complete catalog of almost all NBA stats dating back to the ABA
- Resource for Win Shares and other advanced stats
- Special features (found at play index and play index+) that allow for unique analyses e.g., answering questions such as “who has the most dunks in crunch time in 2006-07?” or “which teams have posted an ORtg above 112 in the past 10 years?“
NBA.com/stats is a brand new and comprehensive resource for basketball stats. What makes it special?
- A complete catalog of almost all NBA stats
- An incredible filter-function, making it easy to see how teams and players perform under very specific circumstances (e.g., during a specific time of the year; when a player receives at least 30 minutes of playing time)
- Incredibly detailed player-stats for shots: for instance, they separate “driving hook shot, hook shot, hook-bank shot, jump hook shot, jump bank shot, jump hook, running hook shot, and turn around bank hook shot,” among many other types of shots.
- “Video Box Score,” where there is a video catalogue of every event in a game tracked in the box score. of each box-score stat from every game. This means that for any given game, you can look at the moving pick violation from a given player, or all of John Wall’s missed free throws over a given season.
- Advanced graphics such as detailed shot-charts and graphs comparing players
82games.com is one of the pioneering sites in advanced basketball statistics. What makes it special?
- Excellent team-by-team statistical analyses, including line-up data, data regarding shot-clock usage, and statistical performance by position
- Unique data on individual players, including how players perform at different positions and the statistical production from who they guard
- Original analyses such as articles exploring whether a 50-point scorer or a player with a triple-double would have a bigger impact on winning
ESPN’s Hollinger Statistics have up-to-date advanced stats that were derived from John Hollinger’s work. What makes it special?
- The best resource for leaders in Player Efficiency Rating (PER) and Estimated Wins Added (EWA) for the current and past year, with special filters such as rookies and international players
- A page for advanced team stats
- Hollinger’s Playoff Odds offer objective predictions and odds of each team making the playoffs, winning their conference, winning the finals, etc.
- Hollinger’s Power Rankings are an objective ranking of teams in the NBA, with special weights to strength of schedule, margin of victory, and how they’ve performed in their most recent games
Basketballprospectus.com is a site complete with original analyses, stats, and commentary for basketball on all levels. What makes it special?
- Analysis of men’s and women’s hoops on both the NCAA and professional level
- Original analyses and stats such as WARP (courtesy of site-founder Kevin Pelton) and the SCHOENE projection system
- A paid subscription feature that gives access to even more analysis and numbers
APBR.org/metrics is a forum and hub for fans of advanced basketball statistics What makes is special?
- The primary space where people share, discuss, and refine new ideas for advanced analysis
- Home of cutting-edge analysis that doesn’t make its way into mainstream media
- A community for like-minded people to bond over a passion for advanced stats
NBAWowy.com makes use of team lineup data to explore various player and team stats in various lineup contexts. It includes shot charts.
NBASavant.com combines ESPN shot-tracker and SportVU stats to grant the public access to stats unavailable elsewhere (as well as detailed shot charts).
NBAMiner.com uses play-by-play data, player-tracking data, and more in its exploration of stats. Some of its features include the tracking of 4-point plays, different types of turnovers and fouls (e.g., charges drawn), and other unique looks at NBAstats.
StatMuse.com uses natural language programming to allows users to type up an inquiry and get results.
Vorped.com primarily looks at shot charts and lineups, as some of the above sites do, and features other unique things such as referee data.