Sunday, December 7, 2014

Summarizing PTS: Points, Totals, & Schedules

I made a few enhancements to the NBA Player Stats Summarizer:
  • You can summarize and select on points scored by a player's team, or by the opposing team
  • You can summarize and select on total points scored by both teams
  • You can filter out players not scheduled on a given game date.
The latter would be useful if you want to only produce stats summaries for players scheduled to play today (for example).

The point options allow you to analyze how players perform in high or low scoring games - either own team, opponent, or totals.

I'm interested in adding other useful options for summarizing and selecting data. If you have ideas to suggest, please send me an email at

Friday, November 14, 2014

Off the Launching Pad

For several years, I've been toying with the idea of creating a basketball-related companion site to The baseball site has grown in popularity each year during its five seasons. Why not create a site that caters to the statistical needs of those who play in daily fantasy NBA contests?

So here we go...

Most of the tools initially available here have been created and produced in prior seasons at, and indeed, some will continue to be hosted on that platform. In fact, you'll notice that clicking on most of the menu links above will take you to a RotoGuru-based tool. Over time, I expect that some of these tools will assume more of a DHD identity. But in order to get things started, it's most expedient to cobble together resources that already exist.

I'm looking for ideas for new statistical tools that might be useful. If you have thoughts, please pass them along to me at I do have a few ideas of my own that I'll be working on, but often the best ideas come from others. So give me some proposals to start bulking up my to-do list.

And, of course, please let me know if you see anything that looks wrong - stats discrepancies, formatting glitches, missing data, etc. Don't assume that I already know about every screwy thing embedded in this site. More than likely, I'm totally oblivious.