The Hot Hand: NBA Shot Streaks and the Geometric Distribution

by Neil Rangwani   Each year, as the NBA season kicks off, the “hot hand” debate (or, according to Wikipedia, the hot hand fallacy) resurfaces – are streaks of made shots indicative of a player getting hot, or are they just random occurrences? Here at Princeton Sports Analytics, we’re not happy discussing this with just anecdotal evidence (I mean, did you see Steph last night?), so … Continue reading The Hot Hand: NBA Shot Streaks and the Geometric Distribution