2419Re: progression or regression
- Aug 27 12:36 PM--- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "schtevie2003" <schtevie@h...>
>the infusion of foreigners into the NBA should
> be viewed as a net improvement in the average talent of theI would think the addition of euros is a net improvement but two
> league, not a mere substitution on the scrub margin.
> And this in turn has implications on interpreting NBA trends.
> Low offensive productivity, bad offense or good defense? The
> former interpretation is increasingly difficult to support.
other factors to consider:
1) have we maxed out the number of useful euros in the nba or are
there a bunch of decent euros who could come him here and play near
average thus raising the talent pool?
2) does international competition overstate how good some of these
guys are? the 3 point line is much closer than the nba, the lane
shorter, the game shorter, its possible that a lot of guys who have
looked good in these games are barely adequate if not worse in the
nba (for recent examples see ruben wolkwyski, shane heal, Mirsad
Truckan, Carlos Arroyo)
I tend to think more euros could come over here in do well if the
teams were willing to invest the time. The interesting question is
if/when the nba goes into europe, how much expansion could there be
without diluting the talent pool?
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