Good news – I have the 2009 stat page up & running! There are some new improvements I’ve made this year. The first is that I’m using the same stats as Basketball-Reference.com. Hence all per minute calculations are per 36 minutes. But also our formulas for team possessions & efficiency are the same, which means there shouldn’t be any differences between the stats on our pages. (Checking a couple by eye shows this to be true). Additionally the change in possession equations should mean that our PER should be the same as well. B-R doesn’t use team turnovers when calculating PER, but I do. To make up the difference I’m using a multiplier on turnovers so that my value should be close or equal to B-R’s.
I’ve also tried to account for traded players (something the Knicks may encounter this year). When a player gets traded, in the past they would no longer appear on the former team’s stat page. This year they will appear, but with the word “(Traded)” next to their name. Hence you’ll be able to more easily compare a player’s stats before and after they move to a new team.
Unfortunately the download link isn’t working at this time. (Does anyone regularly download the stats? I’m curious let me know.) That will be up by Monday morning.
Oh the best part of the stat page: the Knicks are #2 in offensive efficiency!