Re: The most important stat that nobody seems to use! (PER differential)
You make a good point. Reggie Miller's PER Diff looks surprisingly
good for such an old player. I expect Artest deserves some of that
credit because he will guard the 2 if he happens to be the better
In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Tamada" <tamada@o...> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Tamada
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 5:37 PM
> > The PER differential is a good thing to look at, and DeanO's
> >defensive box scores are good things to look at, but an
> >over-reliance on an assumption that one player's defense is
> >responsible for the performance of his opponent is not a good
> >thing. I suspect that's why Popovich and Larry Brown were
> >driven batty by Rick Carlisle's use of defensive stats to
> I should add that one big advantage of DeanO's defensive
> box scores is that the defensive stats can be spread to
> two players, or to the whole team, if the reporter thinks
> that the responsibility for the made (or missed) basket
> should be shared. So DeanO's defensive box scores do not
> presume that all defense is played by the shooter's defender.
> It'd be interesting to find out how Carlisle's ass't coaches
> or scouts or whoever it was who did the video work computed
> Artest's defensive stats. The article makes it clear that
> they were viewing video; were they allocating defensive stops
> to just one player or did they have the freedom to allocate
> them to multiple players? Ditto for made shots.
>From: "mrintp2000" <shzys@...>Isn't zone played some in the NBA? Don't players play a variety of matchups
>Subject: [APBR_analysis] The most important stat that nobody seems to use!
>Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 23:11:09 -0000
>I've read a lot of the discussion about the PER and many people seem
>to correctly regard it as the best way to measure a players
>production. But even better, is to measure a player production vs. his
>opposing player. This way, defense is correctly valued by the stats
>without an overemphasis on creating defensive stats that don't exist
>or overvaluing unimportant stats. Allow me to illustrate with an
in a game?
Isn't it often hard to classify what position a player really plays (let
alone the position he defends)?
Don't get me wrong - the PER differential can give SOME insight. But we
need to remember the limitations.
I can promise you that Reggie Miller's low opposing SG PER can be greatly
attributed to Ron Artest (and maybe a few others). That's the type of thing
I'm talking about.
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