561Re: Again on the Rider's of the world
- Feb 1 2:08 PM--- In APBR_analysis@y..., "John W. Craven" <john1974@u...> wrote:
> Actually, exactly the opposite. A mediocre player on a bad teamwill put up numbers ahead of what he's shown to be "capable" of. I
noticed this in the expansion years.
I may too be mis-reading this, but wouldn't that really only be the
case if we were looking at primary statistics? Yes, the scoring
average may go up, but any effective system of statistical analysis
is going to show that this isn't an improvement, but merely the
effect of more chances.
If we're looking at a player's offensive effectiveness based in
significant part on an efficiency ratio like points in possessions
used, or something like that, I think the opposite effect is seen
with secondary players. A guy that depends on teammates (Steve Kerr,
for example) to create for him is going to have effectiveness which
is largely a function of the quality of said teammates.
It's my opinion (hope?) that doing something along the lines of my
unassisted/assisted field goal project (I'm putting the results at
www.sonicscentral.com/assists/index.html in case anyone besides DeanO
is interested) will help to control to some extent for this effect.
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