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by Mathketball
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Rebounding in the 60s
Replies: 29
Views: 10844

Re: Rebounding in the 60s

Another possible explanation for this oddity could be something to do with put-backs. Maybe official scorers of the time felt when a player tips a miss back towards the hoop without getting set he shouldn’t be penalized for a miss. Thus it would be possible for a single miss to result in both an off...
by Mathketball
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Rebounding in the 60s
Replies: 29
Views: 10844

Re: Rebounding in the 60s

This is pretty interesting. Even if they were counting every missed free throw as a rebound as you eluded there should never be more rebounds than total missed shots as occurred in '58 and '63. Maybe they sometimes credited two players with a rebound when teammates battled for the ball. Out of curio...
by Mathketball
Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: NBA draft prospects.
Replies: 32
Views: 12743

Re: NBA draft prospects.

gfarkas, thanks for the advice. I think I might not have been entirely clear on how I built my formulas. I don't make any alterations to my formulas for given players. They are all the same for each position. I was talking about how I constructed my formulas to begin with. Basically I put my formula...
by Mathketball
Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: NBA draft prospects.
Replies: 32
Views: 12743

Re: NBA draft prospects.

Here's my results from the 2008 draft: Pg: Derrick Rose: 1.6635 Russel Westbrook: 1.6002 D.J. Augustin: 1.5858 Jarred Bayless: 1.5453 George Hill: 1.4919 Sg: O.J. Mayo: 1.5349 Brandon Rush: 1.4920 Eric Gordon: 1.4597 Sonny Weems: 1.4573 J.R. Giddens: 1.4466 * Gordon is clearly a bit lower than expec...
by Mathketball
Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: NBA draft prospects.
Replies: 32
Views: 12743

Re: NBA draft prospects.

Thanks a lot. I'm guessing "AdjTempo" is kenpom's equivalent to pace?
by Mathketball
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: NBA draft prospects.
Replies: 32
Views: 12743

Re: NBA draft prospects.

Statman, thanks for your input. I think you are probably right that I need to look at usage more. I do incorporate SoS but do not incorporate pace. Does anyone know a site with college teams pace rankings? I've thought of trying to incorporate it in the past but I didn't know where to find the numbe...
by Mathketball
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: NBA draft prospects.
Replies: 32
Views: 12743

Re: NBA draft prospects.

Basically what I am doing is taking specific stats that I feel say something about a given player. The theory behind which stats I choose has come kind of been a combination of what I feel, what I have read, and insight I have gained from personal contacts. I started these formulas a few years ago ...
by Mathketball
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: NBA draft prospects.
Replies: 32
Views: 12743

Re: NBA draft prospects.

I don't mean that he's not a very good player. What I meant is he scored much higher than I feel is accurate. He was by far the highest ranked player in that draft class and off the top of my head I think the 2nd highest in any of the draft classes I plugged in. Maybe a better way to put it is false...
by Mathketball
Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: College Basketball Player Ratings (Statman, 2011)
Replies: 17
Views: 9441

Re: College Basketball Player Ratings (Statman, 2011)

Statman wrote:Thanks for the kind words, and I'm hoping he sports a high top fade (like he did last season) if he makes it to the association - reminds me of my youth. I have faith he'll stick.
Hahah, yes I hope he does too!
by Mathketball
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: College Basketball Player Ratings (Statman, 2011)
Replies: 17
Views: 9441

Re: College Basketball Player Ratings (Statman, 2011)

First I wanted to say nice job on your rankings. They are quite impressive. I find it very interesting that Norris Cole scored so well for you. My unadjusted score for him was remarkably high but after entering the competition level factor he came down a bit. He still scored as the 7th best PG on my...
by Mathketball
Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: NBA draft prospects.
Replies: 32
Views: 12743

Re: NBA draft prospects.

Crow, that's a very good point. In Hollinger's article he mentions that big men in particular tend to fizzle for off-court or motivation issues. He attributes this to the fact that size is rare and those who have it can get to advanced levels with much less work than a guard or a wing. It's kinda to...
by Mathketball
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: NBA draft prospects.
Replies: 32
Views: 12743

Re: NBA draft prospects.

Thanks everyone for the tips and analysis. Philosopher, I have some reservations about putting the actual formulas out there being a public forum and all. I will say this, the stats that are most heavily weighted are Points Per Shot and Assist to Turnover Ratio. There are 8 total stats that I input ...
by Mathketball
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: NBA draft prospects.
Replies: 32
Views: 12743

Re: NBA draft prospects.

Evan, thanks and certainly that makes sense. Basically what I am doing is taking specific stats that I feel say something about a given player. The theory behind which stats I choose has come kind of been a combination of what I feel, what I have read, and insight I have gained from personal contact...
by Mathketball
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: NBA draft prospects.
Replies: 32
Views: 12743

NBA draft prospects.

Hello everyone, I'm new to this board. I'm a Mathematician hoping to get a start in this industry. It was suggested to me that I join this board so I can start getting some of my ideas out there. I have been working on developing formulas for evaluating how well a player will translate to the next l...