The Advantage of Doubling: A Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach to Studying the Double Team in the NBA

8 Mar 2018Jiaxuan WangIan FoxJonathan SkazaNick LinckSatinder SinghJenna Wiens

During the 2017 NBA playoffs, Celtics coach Brad Stevens was faced with a difficult decision when defending against the Cavaliers: "Do you double and risk giving up easy shots, or stay at home and do the best you can?" It's a tough call, but finding a good defensive strategy that effectively incorporates doubling can make all the difference in the NBA... (read more)

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