Using play-by-play data, I created a few visualizations of the lineup rotations employed by the Golden State Warriors for Nylon Calculus, here.

Here’s an example of the rotations for a single game – November 28th, 2016 versus the Atlanta Hawks.


I also estimated the average rotation pattern over the course of the 2016-17 season.


Looking at Draymond Green’s rotations from 2015-16, you can see how his minutes changed sporadically from game-to-game and then more systematically in the playoffs.


And here’s a visual of the Warriors slowly abandoning the role of the traditional center.







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