About

This site is meant to serve two mostly compatible purposes:

1) To highlight interesting data from the NBA (and a bit from elsewhere) in a way that’s intuitive and stimulating, and

2) To highlight some interesting methods of data analysis, with a focus on the visual presentation of data and on tools available in the R language and particularly in the tidyverse ecosystem.

In presenting my analyses, I try to strike a balance between giving a coherent narrative and making my methods transparent and amenable to wider extension and revision. If you’d like a bit more on either substance or method (or if you’d like to challenge me to a fight in Temecula because I’ve been overly critical of Kobe), please feel free to email me at trev.david.thomas@gmail.com, and I’ll do my best to get back to you.

- Trevor Thomas