Over at CourtVision, Kirk Goldsberry is establishing a “spatially informed baseline and to map every shooter in the league against an average shooter.”

While he has lots of work to complete on this taskk, its already yielded some interesting visuals of each of the 5 positions: Composite shooting charts.

These are the combined shooting data for every player in each positional group. As Kirk notes, “there are some bizarre trends including some fascinating asymmetries.”


via Flowing Data

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3 Responses to “Court Vision: Mapping Positions on NBA Courts”

  1. Very interesting chart. Shows why the best players are the ones that can do what others can’t…..Hit it the range jumper.

  2. was supposed to say “Hit the mid range jumper”

  3. JimInMissoula says:

    Seems like some of this is probably an artifact of how the shots are charted. I can’t believe that most 3 pointers are taken a foot or more behind the line, except on the wings.