RE: [APBR_analysis] Bulls-Pacers trade and Artest = Pippen?
- DeanO said: "Anyone want to take a stab at predicting how Artest, Mercer, Miller,
Ollie for Rose, Best, Richardson and draft pick will affect the two
My view is that it's a big long term plus for Chicago because now Cartwright can give Miller's minutes to Eddy Curry. Curry has the potential to be a very good low-post scorer. Short-term I also think the trade benefits Chicago because Jalen Rose is the best player in the deal, the other players are just journeymen (which is a nice way to say they're scrubs).
Artest as the next Scottie Pippen is an interesting observation---to me the two seem to have very dissimilar games, Artest's based on strength and Pippen's based on speed and long limbs. What are the statistical markers that make them comparable?
- --- 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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