Here I present a freely embeddable, daily-updated tabulation of the NBA’s League Leading producers, and Yesterday’s Best performers:
As the caption suggests, if there were no games played yesterday, or if the data just hasn’t updated yet, the chart will present the top 10 cumulative League Leaders instead of just the top five. The rankings are determined by a Euclidean distance metric (described in more detail in this graphic), but one can think of it as taking a player’s points per game, and adding value based on their other production, so that a one-dimensional high scorer may be rated worse than a somewhat lower-scoring multi-dimensional player). The best thing about all this is that it’s freely embeddable by anyone! Just take the following code:
<img src=”http://spreadsheets.google.com/ pub?key=pjtolzxemBV5oAS03cibvMA&oid=4&output=image”/>
And paste it wherever you would any regular image. (Make sure the whole thing fits on one line, and that there are no spaces between the quotation marks) That’s it! Now you have your own copy of the chart, and it will update every day for you, too! Please let me know in the comments if this is useful, or if you have ideas for even more useful charts.