Load management

Inspired by some historical data viz created by James Naismith for his 1927 paper, ‘Is Basketball Injurious?’ this chart updates the theme, asking: how did rest days and injuries impact one NBA player’s energy level, using publicly-available tracking data.

For FiveThirtyEight I wrote about trends in the number of games missed for “rest”. The graphics team helped me create this chart showing the increased frequency of DNP-Rest designations during the early part of the season from 2006 to 2017.

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