Today, many different stats trying to quantify NBA efficiency are out there, whether its Real Plus Minus, Box Plus Minus, Win Shares, and many others. Recently I wrote how PER is a bad statistic( a lot of the reason may be because of its arbitrary weights it places on its inputs); they all have pluses and … Continue reading A New Way to Measure Efficiency
Almost one year ago, I took my initial stab at sabermetrics writing about how the Twins’ fabled philosophy of “pitch to contact” was being stifled by the club’s own inability to field the ball. If you are putting that much faith in your defense, it would make sense that you would have the defensive ability … Continue reading The Secret to the Twins’ Success
I think Lydon has the best shot to become a solid role player. I like Sumner, if healthy, but there is too much hinging on the condition of the knee of the already 21-year old.
To reiterate, the model tracks the probability of a player becoming an All Star, meaning it is looking at the players with the highest ceilings.
Although the three point shot is more difficult and converted less, it gives a team the benefit of that extra point.
Considering the statistics we had available and the difficulty in predicting future success, our model performed well.
I have been writing about NBA defense lately, and here is my next exploration considering how to structure a defense in today's NBA. As Zach Lowe wrote a few months back, NBA offense may just as well be in its most efficient and potent state in the history of the sport. With analytics experts crunching … Continue reading Defending the Modern NBA Offense