--- In APBR_analysis@y..., "Michael K. Tamada" <tamada@o...> wrote:
> > Yes, this is all true (in a statistical sense, not for every
> > player) and falls out of the theory put forth here:
> > http://www.rawbw.com/~deano/articles/BellCurve.html
> That was the article I was trying to think of in the context of
> question about the importance of offense vs defense. Couldn't we
> each individual team's mean and std dev of ORtg and DRtg, and
> and get a measure of the relative importance of offense vs defense?
I do record the SD's, ratings, and covariance. I'm just not sure how
that highlights importance of one vs. the other. Smaller SD from
team to team over the season has implied less importance to me (but
not the SD from game-to-game, though maybe so).