We’d like to cover off how to pull NBA shot chart data using the NBA_API and Python. In this example, we are looking at Jamal Murray’s shot chart from his game on Feb. 27th, 2021 against OKC.
Some prerequisites before continuing are to have Anaconda or some sort of way to develop Python code.
Anaconda is a free and open-source distribution of the Python and R programming languages for scientific computing that aims to simplify package management and deployment. To download and install please visit the Anaconda homepage.
NBA_API is an API Client package to access the APIs for NBA.com. To install you can use the below command
pip install nba_api
For more information around NBA_API, check them out on GitHub.
Also available via GitHub.