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NBA Playerlist

This data contains the list of players who have played in the nba and each player's player id. This is useful for using with the various datasets found on this page. Here is the playerlist data.

NBA Play By Play Data By Season

This contains a historically account of the nba play by play data by season. It is free to use for your own personal analysis or analysis in any academic setting. Some of the data below was initially generated for a paper written by Katherine Evans and Udam Saini.

Season CSV R Data File
all seasons (zip)
2000-01 2000-01_pbp.csv
2001-02 2001-02_pbp.csv
2002-03 2002-03_pbp.csv
2003-04 2003-04_pbp.csv
2004-05 2004-05_pbp.csv
2005-06 2005-06_pbp.csv
2006-07 2006-07_pbp.csv
2007-08 2007-08_pbp.csv
2008-09 2008-09_pbp.csv
2009-10 2009-10_pbp.csv
2010-11 2010-11_pbp.csv
2011-12 2011-12_pbp.csv
2012-13 2012-13_pbp.csv
2013-14 2013-14_pbp.csv
2014-15 2014-15_pbp.csv
2015-16 2015-16_pbp.csv
2016-17 2016-17_pbp.csv
2017-18 2017-18_pbp.csv
2018-19 2018-19_pbp.csv

Extended NBA Play By Play Data

This set of data has some additional columns of data, such as the current players on the court, which is derived from a combination of the box score and in game substitution data. Additonal data, parsed and derived from the play by play, such as possession tracking and event parsing is contained in this set. A modified version of the data from the 2011-2016 seasons presented here was used in the paper written by Katherine Evans and Udam Saini.

An updated version of the dataset, with fixed home/away team columns was provided by Matthew Bolaños.

If there are any requests, for additional columns of data, please contact me, and I will look into it. Columns listed in the play by play and their meaning can be found here, along with a description of the dataset.

Season CSV R Data File
2008-09 2008-09 2008-09
2009-10 2009-10 2009-10
2010-11 2010-11 2010-11
2011-12 2011-12 2011-12
2012-13 2012-13 2012-13
2013-14 2013-14 2013-14
2014-15 2014-15 2014-15
2015-16 2015-16 2015-16
2016-17 2016-17 2016-17
2017-18 2017-18 2017-18
2018-19 2018-19 2018-19 Matthew_2018-19_fixed
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