Star Players in the NBA - Decoys or Game-Changers?
Journal of Mathematics Research, 2021, vol. 13, issue 2, 40
In the National Basketball Association (NBA), when an attacking team is trailing by a small margin in the last seconds of a game, the coach has to make a critical decision- should he or she design a play for the star player or a non-star player's In this strategic situation, the offensive team can choose to let either the star or the non-star to shoot the ball while the defensive team can either double-team the star player or play conventional one-on-one defence. For the purpose of this research, star players are divided into two types - perimeter and interior. Given different point deficits, an equilibrium point is obtained and comparative statics are computed to analyze how the equilibrium will change given a change in a player's shot percentage. It is found that the offensive team should play the star player at most 3 out of 10 times in all scenarios.
JEL-codes: R00 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ibn:jmrjnl:v:13:y:2021:i:2:p:40
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in Journal of Mathematics Research from Canadian Center of Science and Education Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Canadian Center of Science and Education ().