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Find Out Your Pickup Basketball NBA Player Comp

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Have you ever wondered who you most play like in a game of pickup basketball? Do you try to emulate Kobe or LeBron? Whip around insane passes like Jason Williams? Or maybe you dominate in the post and can knock down an occasional 3 like you’re Boogie.

Do you want to find out EXACTLY who you play most like? Well today is your lucky day.

All you have to do is go to our Pickup Basketball Player Comp Machine and fill in a couple boxes.


How to Use the Pickup Basketball NBA Comp Machine

Next to each category, fill in what percentage of your possessions (100% max overall) you’d spend in each area. You’ll see your total at the bottom and how many percentage points you have leftover.

In this example, you can see that there is still 5% to be allocated.

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Once you fill it in, vuala! Now your top 5 NBA player comparisons will appear. Your similarity score is shown at the very bottom underneath each comparison. Anything above 90% is a close comp. 80%-90% is moderate. Below 80% is low.

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It’s that simple. Now have at it! You can now say with certainty that you play like Iso Joe Johnson or are the 5’8″ version of Karl-Anthony Towns. Share with your friends and see how they grade out.

And remember, you don’t want to call charges in pickup. The spreadsheet won’t be too kind to you if you say that you do.

There are three tabs set up to see player comps. If one is busy with another person using it, just try a different tab.

Enjoy! @ me on Twitter @T1m_NBA with your comps and I’ll retweet them and reply with a comment. And if you want to check out more of my work, click here for similar data-driven tools and analyses.

Like this tool? You may like our NBA Draft Comps Machine that allows you to see who this year’s NBA Draft prospects have most played like in college.