Kristaps Porzingis’ Defensive Activity Chart Report

Excellent work by Artur Kowis, tracking Kristaps Porzingis’ activity over the course of seven games last season. Everyone is encouraged to check out Artur’s blog ‘BallTrackr‘ and hopefully he’ll continue posting more of this sort of work. Everyone is also encouraged to follow him on twitter @arturkowis.


I have tracked activity charts throughout seven games Kristaps Porzingis played in 2014-15 with Baloncesto Sevilla.  With this post, I would like topresent the outcome of the defensive activity charts which are still a major experiment. I have to say that I’m not very happy with the outcome which probably stems from a sample size too small even though tracking these for seven games is quite the workload. While I had the feeling that tracking these defensive activities while watching the games gave me a better understanding of what type of player Porzingis is, I’m just not convinced that they illustrate patterns in player behaviours, strengths and weaknesses good enough. Again, this is probably due to the small number of possessions resulting from the small sample size. With a heavy sample size, which unfortunately would be very hard to track by hand, I think one could get a very deep look…

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