You may have seen me on YouTube or on social media getting pranked as I was hired full-time about a month ago. I’ve been working with the BSN Denver team for almost two years now and I’ve watched it grow into what it is firsthand, so being able to create and manage my own department, based on my strengths, has been a dream come true.
Enough of the gushy stuff, I was hired to do a job and that job is to develop our analytics department. I’m very proud to finally introduce our first phase with the Denver Nuggets.
The first BSN metric that we are introducing is the Dynamic Player Rating which you will come to know as DPR, a proprietary metric on a scale of 20 to 100 which measures 12 different statistics to assess a player’s production on a game-by-game basis. There are three different adaptations of the metric for point guards, wings, and big men.
We will measure the DPR of every player, after every game and you will see this log on his Player Profile page as seen here for Nikola Jokic. A player’s overall DPR will represent the average of those games. It is our way of determining what we can expect from a player on a night-in-night-out basis, not necessarily an overall rating like you would expect on NBA 2K.
You can see the entire Nuggets team on our new Nuggets Stats Page, where you can easily sort all categories including DPR. The top 15 NBA players in every position group can be found below that team list on the same page to help you put the Nuggets rating in perspective.
To access all of these new stats from any page, go to the Nuggets tab on the menu bar where the roster page now provides player profiles that are hyperlinked to the player’s names.
This is only the beginning of a very ambitious project where we expect to deliver this kind of depth on every team in the local market. We are already working on proprietary metrics for the Colorado Avalanche, with the Rockies and Broncos soon to follow.
In case you’re wondering, we’ll have DPR for every single sport and even more unique stats for those sports as well.
This has been a team effort, so a big thank you to the entire BSN team for their hard work and support throughout this process.