KnicksGadfly wrote:Chanel Bomber wrote:Sethaholic16 wrote:http://www.tankathon.com/players/kevin-knox
And this is why you don't ignore analytics when drafting players
« Analytics are just another tool in the tool box » - Scott Perry.
I knew we were screwed then.
The biggest reason for the demise of this franchise since 2013 has been its disdain for analytics. It’s the one common denominator between James Dolan, Phil Jackson, Steve Mills and Scott Perry. I don’t have high hopes for this new regime either tbh.
Nah...the quote was right. Analytics is a tool in the toolbox. You still gotta measure character (making sure dude doesn't get arrested), health (making sure dude doesn't get hurt every game), why an analytical model is recommending a player (so you don't get Joey Dorsey), why one model might not be good (PER), etc.
It's just that yea, they didn't care about it. Also, they saw a workout and got a huge boner. Too much arrogance. I also can't trust a small number of eyetests---people are too prone to their biases. The same posters who recommend DSJ are the same posters who recommended Sexton. Bust bust bust. But I think if we expand the number of eyetests, seek dissenting opinions, eliminating groupthink...they can have value.
You can’t look at other criteria at the expense of analytics. It’s not just another tool that you can disregard if you like other aspects of a player’s profile. Sure, other things matter too, no question. But you’ll be hard-pressed to find prospects with poor advanced stats in college become efficient NBA players. There are exceptions, but they are few and far between. Passing the analytics test is a must.