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Re: Elton Brand, uh, ain't so good

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  • Mike Goodman
    ... I did some calculations to see whether Brand does as ... Alright, I broke down Elton s performance against 4 groups: good Eastern teams (.500+ over the
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 6, 2001
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      --- In APBR_analysis@y..., "Dean Oliver" <deano@t...> wrote:
      I did some calculations to see whether Brand does as
      > well against the West as against the East. Here is what I found:
      >
      > Min Sc.Poss Poss Floor% Ortg PtsProd DRtg
      > West 37.3 478 985 0.485 97.4 960 103.7
      > East 38.5 1005 1957 0.514 103.7 2029 101.5
      > Total 38.1 1483 2942 0.504 101.6 2989 102.2
      >
      Alright, I broke down Elton's performance against 4 groups: good
      Eastern teams (.500+ over the last 2 years), bad East teams
      (under .500 ...), good West teams and bad West teams.
      I am calling these groups E1 (good east), E2 (bad east), etc.
      Standardized numbers:

      Pct Sco Reb Ast PF Stl TO Blk Total
      E1 .517 19.7 10.2 2.7 3.0 .9 2.6 1.6 34.1
      E2 .535 22.1 11.7 2.9 3.0 .8 3.0 1.7 38.2
      W1 .496 18.9 9.7 2.9 3.6 1.0 2.8 1.4 32.7
      W2 .496 18.7 10.7 2.2 3.4 .9 2.9 1.6 32.7

      Group W1 consists of Sac, Por, Phe, LAL, SA, Uta, Min, Dal
      Group W2 is made up of Van, Den, GS, LAC, Hou, Sea
      Brand did equally well against both Western groups, according to
      my reckoning; or equally badly, I guess. I have to concur, the
      prospect is likely Brand's numbers will drop, based on this data.
      However, I still think there is a likelihood we will see a renewed
      interest in the game, given his new surroundings. If the Clips are
      more uptempo, he may see his scoring actually increase. Sometimes a
      good offensive rebounder flourishes in an offense that runs.
      Remember, Elton Brand has played with no creative offensive
      players in 2 years in Chicago. Zilch. Nada.
      I am actually happy for Elton, and sad for the Bulls and the East.
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