Foul Accumulation in the NBA

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Date created: 
2020-01-13
Identifier: 
etd20713
Keywords: 
Bayesian analysis
Censoring
Constraints
Failure time distributions
Predictive inference
Abstract: 

This project investigates the fouling time distribution of players in the National Basketball Association. A Bayesian analysis is presented based on the assumption that fouling times follow a Gamma distribution. Various insights are obtained including the observation that players accumulate their nth foul more quickly for increasing n. Methods are developed that will allow coaches to better manage playing time in the presence of fouls such that key players are available in the latter stages of matches.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
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This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Tim Swartz
Department: 
Science: Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.Sc.
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