Welcome

I find it very compelling to visually examine data. This blog will primarily examine data from the NBA…but I have other dreams for the future.

I’m a professor that studies and teaches human physiology. I’m also a big fan of basketball and table top gaming. The purpose of this site is to post charts and figures that allow us to view data in another light. So many people shy away from numbers….but love pictures. What if I can post images that merge our two worlds?

My journey makes sense. Over 25 years ago I started college as an art education major…only to now spend my time helping people quantify and understand physiology. I guess this was always in there.

Like most blogs, this is my creative outlet. I hope these posts bring some engagement and happiness into your life. Jesse Pittsley Ph.D.

2020-21 Recap: Offensive and Defensive Rating: Pace Included

This is a simple season recap from the 2020-21 season. Pace is the color. This is regular season data only. It’s clear Utah shredded the league. Two teams were nearly identical and they cover each other up: The Spurs and the Hornets. The tanking teams did that so very well: Cavs, Magic, OKC…and I guess the Twolves did too…but didn’t have first round draft pick.