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    'The no-stats all-star'

    Great article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/15/ma...er-t.html?_r=1

    It's all about new young managers in the NBA applying statistics to find undervalued players and put together a winning team (like baseball in the 90s). They make the point that all the common statistics used in basketball could be accumulated by individual players at the expense of the team - in other sports, however, this isn't the case. Basketball involves more individual choices during the game than other sports.

    The upshot is that a player like Shane Battier, incredibly smart but without as much athleticism or offensive talent, seem (statistically) to help their team 'just win' by making smart choices over and over.

    I like the article because it expands on the argument that non-flashy role players can be the most important part of a team.



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    Re: 'The no-stats all-star'

    Like at ISU?


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    Re: 'The no-stats all-star'

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Like at ISU?

    Hopefully we get there someday.



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    Re: 'The no-stats all-star'

    This analysis has been going on for a while... Glad it's getting some pub though. I prefer baseball analysis though because it's just an amazing sport to do statistical analysis on.

    There is something to be said about smart and efficient players, as opposed to flash superstars.


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