2637Re: Vin, Rants, and Roland
- Nov 5, 2003--- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "wimpds" <wimpds@y...> wrote:
> -now. In
> > It sounds like you've studied it more than I, so I defer, for
> > my looks, I didn't see a lot of difference.Where is that exactly? I've read some of the rants on general lin
> I think you'll find that where James takes on Palmer directly, he
> makes some good points.
weights vs runs created but not found them very instructive. Having
asked Pete about the disagreements, I tend to find his responses a
little more, how do I say it, more emotionally detached and
scientific. But I haven't seen much on the defense.
> > quantity. Further, with that degree of freedom, you can actuallyuse
> > stats to IMPROVE players, as we did with Rashard Lewis (hopefullyhe's
> > improved, it is still early). I also looked at similar stuff forRight now, that's a trick of the trade. And it ain't simple.
> Could you expand on this? Very intriguing, but I'm afraid I have
> almost no idea what you mean.
Basically, if you see a number of players with certain similar
characteristics, but certain things distinguish some as being much
better than others, what causes those things? Why did MJ not commit
turnovers? Why did Dirk Nowitzki explode after a brutal frosh year
whereas others don't do that? The right numbers shed interesting
light on some of this. Some of those are things like similarity
scores, but there is more. Some of it's in the book, some of it is
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