The lull of the nba offseason is starting to kick in for me. There is always this period every summer where summer league and the nba free agency are done… and I just can’t wait for the season to start. It’s great for nba proffessionals: they get to heal, rest up, relax with friends and family, and work on their game for the coming season.
But as a fan I hate it. Because I'm asking myself how good can the 2015-2016 Wizards be?
So I thought I’d do some research since I’ve got a bit of offseason downtime and try to come up with an answer to that question.
I recently discovered Chris Long’s basketball-public github page: https://github.com/octonion/basketball-public
The man has so much data collected in one space. Check it out if you haven’t seen it before.
Let me give you a preview: I’ve downloaded it and unzipped the csvs under the basketball-public/nba/csv directory, by the way the scrapers under the nba directory will build all the csvs in their respective folder. The problem is that the data isn’t in a state to use immediately. I’m trying to work on a way to get the data into a useable format, but in the meantime I was wondering where others typically get their data from. Nba.com has a lot of good stuff and 82games.com has good lineup data, but I’m wondering if there is something else I should know about.
I’m interested to hear how other members of this community like to do their research.