Tuesday, February 24, 2009

2008-09 Efficiency Graph

I believe that I've sorted out my 2008-09 Hawks' spreadsheet and can, from now until the end of the season, go graph crazy.

I start with a simple one: year-to-date Offensive and Defensive Efficiency after games 1-56.

Once I make sure this is legible, I'll begin to tackle more advanced issues.

3 comments:

Victor said...

Awesome. I look forward to more graphs

rbubp said...

Yes, it's excellent. Is it possible that the first six games were the Hawks taking everyone by surprise, and adjustments have now been made by everyone else? Or is the theory that the home team has really lost something or is suffering some kind of internal not named the Idiot Coach?

Bronn said...

I really like the graph (please continue posting great stuff like this). I find myself mentally doing an analysis of the season based upon it. Defensive efficiency is one of the keys, considering that Atlanta's offensive efficiency has held a bit more consistently, and ranks in the upper part of the conference.

You can see the immediate drop-off when Josh Smith was lost early in the season-when he was playing great man-to-man AND help defense. After his return, the efficiency slowly starts to improve, until it reaches a low point right around the home Boston game.

You can see another noticeable rise at the time of Horford's injury, but the disturbing thing is that 1) it was already on the uptick before got hurt and 2) it hasn't at all dropped since he came back.