Creating Tools for Winning Teams

Positive Residual focuses on data analytics and visualizations that facilitate strategic decisions in sports.

Creating Tools for Winning Teams
Positive Residual

Positive Residual

Sports Analytics and Strategy

About

Based in Los Angeles, California, Positive Residual is a sole proprietorship that collaborates with sports franchises, media companies, and other groups on select analytics and visualization projects. Basketball research and content can be found at Nylon Calculus, Cleaning the Glass, and The Ringer. Other interests include baseball, soccer, and change leadership.

Positive Residual draws upon over a decade of experience in transforming large organizations. Current full-time professional work involves strategic planning, implementation of data analytics, and responsibility for a $40 million annual budget and 30 staff members.

Interests
  • NBA
  • WNBA

Portfolio

A collection of select projects, articles, and visualizations

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NBA Calendar

NBA Calendar

A tool to analyze strength of schedule.

True Shooting

True Shooting

Enhancing traditional shot charts with free throws.

WNBA Dashboard

WNBA Dashboard

Advanced statistics spanning league history.

Play Types

Play Types

A snapshot of offensive and defensive play types.

Player Movement

Player Movement

A look at how players switch teams.

Assist Networks

Assist Networks

How players assist one another on offense.

Rolling Averages

Rolling Averages

Examining trends in team performance.

Player Matchups

Player Matchups

Who defends each offensive player?

Team Matchups

Team Matchups

Can matchups hint at defensive approaches?

Year-to-Year

Year-to-Year

Identifying changes from one season to another.

Age Distribution

Age Distribution

Percentage of playing time by age for each team.

Playing Time

Playing Time

Visualizing team rotations and substitution patterns.

Possession Time

Possession Time

How fast do teams actually play on offense?

Shot Efficiency

Shot Efficiency

Mapping high-value shot attempts and efficiency.

Game Flow

Game Flow

Understanding team performance by stint.

On/Off Heatmap

On/Off Heatmap

Shot locations with or without a defender.

Game Report

Game Report

A summary of how teams performed in a game.

Player Report

Player Report

A summary of how a player performed.

Posts

In-depth analyses, project summaries, and other writings

Contact

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