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The Value of Ice [ blog]

By: John Schuhmann

John Schuhmann analyzes how effective pick-and-rolls were last year, depending on the area of the court they started on, using SportVU data.

“SportVU tracks every pick-and-roll, no matter when it happens in a possession. It knows where the pick-and-roll happened, what direction the ball-handler went, and what happened afterward. Data from last season tells us that pick-and-rolls that start on the side of the floor and go toward the middle yield more points per possession than those that stay on the side or those that start in the middle.”

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