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Mapping shots in NBA has it changed ?

The National Basketball Association or NBA is a professional basketball league that has 30 teams across America with the most talented basketball players in the globe. NBA teams continue to identify highly talented and hardworking individuals that has a passion for developing their careers in this profession. NBA teams are broken down by two conferences with three divisions. They are Northwest plays Western conference, and the Southwest Divisions play the Pacific. 

The southwest has: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies.The Northwest has: Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets.  These are a few team examples to give you names of teams in the NBA. 

NBA players database and stats are recorded every game, but how? One is tables: where you need to store the information about the players, games, teams, shots, shot types, and shot locations. Second is fields: for each table, fields needed to store relevant data. For example, the players table might include fields for player ID, name, position, and team. 

Third relationships: establish relationships between tables. For instance, a shot record should be linked to the player who took it, the game in which it occurred, and the team involved. 

Data entry: Populate the database with data on made shots from past NBA games. This could be done manually or through automated data retrieval from NBA statistics sources. Next is Queries which would develop to retrieve specific information from the database, such as the number of made shots by a particular player in each season or the distribution of shot types across different teams. Another option that could be used is user interface, where you create a user interface for easy interaction with the database, allowing users to input new data, run queries, and generate reports. 

When mapping out shots and organizing a structuring the data effectively, your database can serve as a valuable resource for analyzing shooting trends, player performance, and team strategies in the NBA. 

The Next process of data being recorded on each player for each game would be points, the number of points scored by player in a game, rebounds: the total number of rebounds grabbed by a player or team including offensive and defensive rebounds.  Assists: The number of passes leading directly to a made basket by a teammate. Steals: Number of times a player legally takes the ball away from an opponent. Blocks: number of shots blocked by a player, preventing a scoring attempt. Turnovers: the number of possessions lost due to errors such as bad passes, traveling violations, or offensive fouls. Three-point percentage (3%): goal attempts made by a player or a team, Free-throw percentage (FT%): attempts made by a player or team. Minutes played: Total number of minutes a player participates in a game. Plus-Minus: point differential when a player is on the court compared to when they are off, indicating their impact on the team’s performance. And lastly, usage rate: An estimate of percentage of teams plays used by a player while he’s on the court. 

These statistics, along with others, are used by coaches, analysts, and fans to evaluate player and team performance, strategize during games, and make personnel decisions. All of these are considered stats and they also would help map out the shots taken through an average system recorded on an NBA players performance in a game. 

When looking at league shooting numbers between 6 and 25 feet, the league could be strangely consistent. Yet, NBA players make only 40 percent of their shots between 8 and 9 feet from the rim, and a number drops only 35 percent between 25 and 26 feet from the rim. When it comes to a goal percentage on jump shots, the effect of short distance is minor. 

Three-point shots go in a 36 percent of the time and 10-foot shots go in just 40 percent of the time. It seems 50 percent is more value to shots beyond the magical little arc. 

NBA seems like it has changed over the years on mapping players shots out and the percentages have gone up and down with a change in a players performance. Yet, as we know the working of the data placed onto a table and placed by different tracking categories of how the player performed in each game. It’s hard to say if the percentage could stay the same because a lot of NBA players have bad games where they make bad decisions for shot selection, so their average shot on a mapping chart could change. Have a look at the app again and see what’s the most taken shots in a specific area that is made by an individual player or team above again.

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