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.
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.
We’d like to cover off how to pull a list of all currently active Canadians in the NBA using Python and some web scraping. This list is from the RealGM website.
Throughout the initial development of this website, a lot of the scraping of data on the web was done manually either by copying and pasting or leveraging some Google Chrome plugins. If you’ve ever developed anything before you know that manual tasks like these get tedious and are a time waste which can be spent working on more fun and interesting challenges. Due to our love/hate relationship with these manual tasks we built out some automated processes to web scrape FIBA rankings (more specifically Team Canada’s) and load on a recurring basis into an AWS S3 Bucket (as a CSV) and into our MySQL which this website pulls from and keeps the ranking tables updated on a monthly basis. We thought it would be good to share our knowledge around how we accomplished this!
With the NBA playoffs coming to a close shortly we thought we would take a look at the Top 5 Regular Season NBA Bubble Performances by Canadians. We will first cover off the results and then the how-to on the method to retrieve the data and calculate both the Efficiency and Fantasy Scoring metrics.