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5339RE: [APBR_analysis] Re: How well do players play on no rest?

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  • Stephen Greenwell
    Dec 3, 2004
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      Has there been a study done on how players on average perform on 0, 1, etc. days of rest?  I haven't seen it if it exists.  From anecdotal experience, I've normally played my best basketball the day or day after a long session - I tend to be a little more tired and try to force the issue less, creating less turnovers.  Maybe Gooden operates in a similar fashion and focuses on boxing people out (increased rebounds) and playing defense?

      Stephen Greenwell

      That was my first thought too!

      More seriously, maybe he has elderly or low-stamina teammates
      who play poorly on 0 days rest.  So on the second game of a
      back-to-back, *he* becomes a go-to guy.

      Without looking at additional players and years of data, my
      most likely guess is that it's just a random blip.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: wimpds [mailto:wimpds@...]
      Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 12:22 PM
      To: APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [APBR_analysis] Re: How well do players play on no rest?


      Perhaps he's trying to rebound from the weak performance the day
      before!  :)

      --- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, Gabe Farkas <gabefark@y...> wrote:
      > Taking a look at the per-days-of-rest splits for Drew
      > Gooden this year, I found something peculiar:
      > 0 days rest - 34.4 mpg, 16.2 ppg, 13.2 rpg, 4.4 FTA/g,
      > 2.4 bpg, 1.2 spg
      > 1 days rest - 29 mpg, 11.8 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 3.8 FTA/g, 1
      > bpg, .5 spg
      > 2 days rest - 26.5 mpg, 7 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.5 FTA/g, .8
      > bpg, 1.8 spg,
      > Except for the 1.8 spg on 2 days rest (mostly
      > resulting from a 4 steal outburst against the Wizards
      > on 11/13), he seems to be playing significantly better
      > on no rest. I found this interesting, because I
      > noticed the same pattern with him last year as well.
      > Anyone have any theories on why this might be? What is
      > the "optimal" number of days of rest for players?
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