5340RE: [APBR_analysis] Re: How well do players play on no rest?
- Dec 3, 2004Interesting, certainly for distance runners there's a ton of research which says they need to "taper" their training -- ease off and take it easy in the days, or even weeks, before their big marathon or whatever.Of course that's a marathon whereas a basketball game is more like a series of sprints. And involves fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and as StephenG says, decision-making, which marathoning does not, at least not to nearly the same extent.Layoffs from 1 day up to even 5 days or more usually make me perform better athletically.--MKT-----Original Message-----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?
From: Stephen Greenwell [mailto:sgre6768@...]
Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 2:20 PM
Subject: RE: [APBR_analysis] Re: How well do players play on no rest?
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.
From: wimpds [mailto:wimpds@...]
Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 12:22 PM
Subject: [APBR_analysis] Re: How well do players play on no rest?
Perhaps he's trying to rebound from the weak performance the day
--- 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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