Since I could not find any pre-1988 NBA stats in a format useful for
CPU processing, I am currently working on player stats for each season
from 1946 to 1988 using the raw format on Doug Steele's page.
I'm basically done, but before I do the finishing touches, I'd like to
get some feedback from anyone who might be interested in these.
- Is it OK if I put some additional stuff at the right like games
started and disqualifications ? I could put more stuff like college,
birthdate etc. if anyone finds it useful.
- Some stats are not available in older seasons, for example offensive
rebounds before 73/74 or minutes played before 1950 (or s.th.).
Should I put zeros or blanks or "n/a"?
- As for the names, I noticed there is only room for 16 characters in
Doug's stats. Should I stick to 16 characters or put the full names?
In any case, I should have them finished this week. Maybe Doug will add
them to his site.
If I find the time, I can perhaps do team stats a bit later as well.