Abstract by Christian Guthrie
Estimating the Change in Player Performance When Switching Leagues
Moving basketball players from their country’s league to the Euroleague brings along several challenges for players, including a new level of competition. In order to see if player performance decreases when making this switch, we looked at individual efficiency rating during their time in both leagues. Using this data, we fit a cubic spline for individuals as well as the collective and estimated the derivative around the time of switch.