Let’s evaluate contracts in the NBA by applying machine learning to compare how much a player earns versus how much the models expect them to earn.
With the 2019 draft unclear looking inconsistent after the top 3, let’s try to predict the best scorers in the draft with machine learning. Who will be the hidden gem who could shine as a scorer?
Over the past few months, we’ve been using machine learning to predict the MVP and All-NBA teams. Now that the season is done, let’s update these predictions and predict our final MVP and All-NBA teams.
This is the second installment of predicting the 2019 MVP with machine learning. Since the first installment, James Harden has strengthened his MVP case, while Giannis Antetokounmpo has continued to lead the NBA-leading Bucks. Meanwhile, Paul George’s hot streak has shaken up the rest of the pack.
With the halfway point in the year passing, the MVP discussion is heating up. James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo find themselves in a tight 2-man race for MVP. Let’s see who should win based off historical precedent for MVP vote share.
Every few years, there’s a highly controversial MVP pick. Most recently, Russell Westbrook won MVP over James Harden on the back of a historic season where he average a triple-double. Let’s look at the historical precedent for MVP vote share and determine the least and most deserving MVPs.
Though the top of the 2018 draft seems heavy on bigs and forwards, there’s bound to be several starting guards coming out of the draft class. Let’s see who has the best distributing ability by using historical college stats to predict NBA assists and turnovers.
With defensive freaks like Mohamed Bamba and Jaren Jackson Jr., this draft class seems strong defensively. Examining how historical players’ college stats predicted their NBA defense, we can predict the best defenders for this upcoming draft class.
With the NBA’s modern emphasis on 3-point shooting, draft good shooters has become more and more important. By looking at how historical players’ college shooting stats predicted their NBA PPG, we can predict the best shooters in the upcoming draft class.