Nichols and Dime: NBA Player Pair Data

Last Thursday, I published player pair data for every NCAA Division I team at my own site, This was inspired by the NBA player pair data that has been available at for the last few years. As I mentioned in my last article:

82games has compiled statistics showing how teams have performed with two specific players on the floor together. These “player pairs” are a complementary data view to our 5-man unit stats that measure unit performance. By focusing on two players at a time we can better understand which guys bring out the best in each other.

Unfortunately, that data is not currently available at 82games for NBA players. If it becomes available, I’ll be happy to point you in that direction. Until then, I have calculated the player pair data for the current NBA season, and it can be viewed here:


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