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by schtevie
Thu May 04, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Poll: RPM's degree of efficacy in sorting players
Replies: 138
Views: 100789

Re: Poll: RPM's degree of efficacy in sorting players

So, if I understand your most recent remarks, the X-axis, as shown in the charts presented does not have a coherent definition/representation. (And I must admit that I don't understand how ties figure into things, given that no NBA game has ever so ended.) Since you've gone to all this trouble to ma...
by schtevie
Thu May 04, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Poll: RPM's degree of efficacy in sorting players
Replies: 138
Views: 100789

Re: Poll: RPM's degree of efficacy in sorting players

I don't know if I am the only one who has had difficulty digesting the facts and figures presented by permaximum, but having read and reread the latter portions of the thread, how can we summarize his data, with regard to the topic at hand "RPM's degree of efficacy in sorting players"? As best I can...
by schtevie
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Poll: RPM's degree of efficacy in sorting players
Replies: 138
Views: 100789

Re: Poll: RPM's degree of efficacy in sorting players

Draymond Green is an interesting, possible "extreme". As I am sure you have noted, the preceding year he clocked in at 6.8 and this year (as of today) he reverts to 6.53, so there was something about the data last year that bumped him up 2+ points relative the the abutting years. Are there other eli...
by schtevie
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Poll: RPM's degree of efficacy in sorting players
Replies: 138
Views: 100789

Re: Poll: RPM's degree of efficacy in sorting players

Mike, it is not for me to speak for Crow, but in the first post he writes "(for players in year 3 or beyond)". So, the intention is to refer only to players who have had their ratings stabilized from the rookie season prior and three years experience (which is the vast majority of total players in t...
by schtevie
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Poll: RPM's degree of efficacy in sorting players
Replies: 138
Views: 100789

Re: Poll: RPM's degree of efficacy in sorting players

I like the idea behind this poll, but here are a few thoughts and observations: First, I find the categories somewhat confusing. For example, options two and three, when I try to express each as an explicit empirical criterion, akin to four and five, I read them as implying that RPM is more "efficac...
by schtevie
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Article: Inequality-in-the-nba
Replies: 15
Views: 14284

Re: Article: Inequality-in-the-nba

Dan, sorry, I was a bit too flip. I don't disagree with you that the Players Association would be first and firmly opposed to a proposal that would create gross economic inequality in its membership. However, as a thought experiment, were the NBAPA to take a pass on the issue, to my mind, there is l...
by schtevie
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: Article: Inequality-in-the-nba
Replies: 15
Views: 14284

Re: Article: Inequality-in-the-nba

Dan, I found the article interesting for what it was and you're probably correct that if one were to enact a single change to the status quo, blowing up max. contract restrictions would be the one most likely to lead to a more generally competitive NBA. This said, I think the discussion about inequa...
by schtevie
Mon May 02, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: GSW16 VS CHI96
Replies: 28
Views: 18422

Re: GSW16 VS CHI96

Mike, apologies for the belated reply. Let me first reply to your very optimistic conjectures about how proficient the 1996 Bulls would have been were they to have been obliged to shoot from the "proper" 3-point line. As I understand your last two comments, the structure of your argument is that the...
by schtevie
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: GSW16 VS CHI96
Replies: 28
Views: 18422

Re: GSW16 VS CHI96

Mike G, I am not exactly sure how the facts you present offer a criticism of the argument. To briefly restate, as a factual matter, the collapse in the Bulls offensive efficiency in 1998 is (more than) fully accounted for by a decrease in points coming from behind the 3-point line. (This is also tru...
by schtevie
Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: GSW16 VS CHI96
Replies: 28
Views: 18422

Re: GSW16 VS CHI96

As threatened, here is the rock-solid, incontrovertible, empirical case that the 1996 Chicago Bulls, were the 3-point line to have been at its normal distance, would have been a very unspectacular offensive team (but, of course, still very good overall, think a 64-win team, thereabouts). There are t...
by schtevie
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: GSW16 VS CHI96
Replies: 28
Views: 18422

Re: GSW16 VS CHI96

Pending any objections/clarifications/improvements on the (relatively small) factor adjusting for talent concentration, I would like to move on and address what is the penultimate, yet critical, and, in fact, dispositive issue for comparing the relative superiority of the 1996 Bulls and 2016 Warrior...
by schtevie
Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: GSW16 VS CHI96
Replies: 28
Views: 18422

Re: GSW16 VS CHI96

... I don't think that this is true. Where the variability? Why the variability? The distribution of talent should be expected to be stable, and if you look at Jeremias' xRAPM data, you see this to be the case. Yes, one should expect variability in the measured ability of the best of the best playe...
by schtevie
Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: GSW16 VS CHI96
Replies: 28
Views: 18422

Re: GSW16 VS CHI96

... This perhaps seems too small of an effect for expanding the league by one third, until one notes how few minutes the worst players in the league play. So, basically, even if you assume a really large influx of replacement level talent, they will take disproportionately far fewer minutes with th...
by schtevie
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: GSW16 VS CHI96
Replies: 28
Views: 18422

Re: GSW16 VS CHI96

I shall recommence with an intertemporal adjustment that on the face of it would seem to have to be YUUUGE, but that, by my estimation anyway, despite appearances, turns out to not be that big of a deal. And here I speak of twenty years of talent concentration in the NBA, owing to effective populati...
by schtevie
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: APBRmetrics
Topic: GSW16 VS CHI96
Replies: 28
Views: 18422

Re: GSW16 VS CHI96

Mike G, I would like to thank you for your comment. I couldn't find an article comparing the Warriors' to the Bulls' third quarter score differential, but there was this one where their superiority to that of the Spurs is noted: http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2016/04/the_golden_stat...