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Re: Value of timeouts

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  • alleyoop2
    Dean-- Great idea for a study. A couple random thoughts: -- Substitution. Teams can not only call a play or change defenses during timeouts, they can also
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      Dean--

      Great idea for a study. A couple random thoughts:

      -- Substitution. Teams can not only call a play or change defenses
      during timeouts, they can also change who is on the court. Of course,
      trying to separate out the two effects might be a real drag.

      -- Losing teams. As has been pointed out, teams often call timeout
      when they are faced with a run by the opponent. This strongly
      suggests, although I have no hard date to back this up, that losing
      teams will use more timeouts than winning teams, and could
      potentially bias the data if they used enough more.

      Best of luck with it and keep us posted....

      John
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