- I had Cassell ranked as one of the top 10 players of 2003-04. Dan
Rosenbaum's (April 30) rankings have him #20 in "statistical
ranking"; but in "pure adusted plus-minus", he's near dead-last
defensively and #233 (out of 420) overall (ORank - DRank).
Then he (Dan R) has a total ranking scale combining those rankings,
and Sam comes up at #31.
My question: Would anyone "predict", based on anyone's plus/minus
ratings, that the Lakers and the Wolves would be where they are when
Sam Cassell is unavailable?
I guess part of that question is whether single games -- or parts of
games -- can be predicted based on the players present.
Does Sagarin (or anyone) have team ratings based on the individual
players' availability: e.g., the Lakers with Malone vs the Wolves