We’d like to cover off how to pull a list of all currently active Canadians in the WNBA using Python and some web scraping. This list is from the combination of the Wikipedia page for foreign players in the WNBA and basketball reference.
Advanced metrics are exactly what you think they are, beyond the surface of the basic box score what numbers allow you to get a deeper dive of a team or player’s performance. Here are what we consider as advanced metrics within the WNBA.
When you think traditional metrics, we think what are the top handful or two of metrics that when you have a quick 5 minutes to analyze a player’s performance this will give you a coles notes summary of how they performed within that game/season. Most of the metrics across the board are pretty consistent when you look at all of the different basketball leagues across the world, here are what we consider the basic metrics within the WNBA.