764Re: [APBR_analysis] Re: Payton and Barry
- Mar 2 4:32 PM--- HoopStudies <deano@...> wrote:
> maybe it is more like 4 resistors in parallel and
> with 1 resistor
> (the center) in series. Centers really can define
> how good a defense
> is, even if their teammates are not good. Maybe
> that is the case to
> be made about Iverson.
And my 4-1 resistor model basically
> means that onlyI suppose there would be some Celtics who agree with
> centers should win Defensive Player of the Year
> awards. Maybe that
> is ok.
the 4-1 model: Like Bob Cousy, who didn't do defense,
since he had Russell in the last half of his career.
Bird, of course, had Robert Parish.
I suspect there might be some minor exceptions (Jerry
West, Jason Kidd, Gary Payton, Bobby Jones, Dennis
Johnson, John Havlicek, etc.) who might provide a
benefit beyond the 4, but overall my intuition says
your model would fit pretty well. And of course the
model would probably need to be stochastic if you're a
real stickler, but a simple discrete 4-1 model I bet
would do a pretty decent job. (I'll bet a nickel.)
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