JMAC3 wrote:Not sure you are in the right here man, an entire basketball community uses this as stat and it is one that is used across many different basketball platforms/sites. Clearly there is some merit to it as an evaluation tool.
So is the +/- stat which I think is the most stupid and fundamentally flawed stat in the history of sports.
JMAC3 wrote:There are currently 7 guys in the entire league averaging over 36 minutes per game
Right - so all you have done is reinforce my stance that it is a stupid stat to use. Why use per 36 when so few players actually play 36mins.
JMAC3 wrote:It could be per 30 minutes and be just as valuable as a tool, it is basically a tool to tell you how valuable is this guy on a per minute basis.
But that is not accurate either. You have a tendency of excluding so much context with the stats you keep presenting. At the risk of repeating myself: Some players are not capable of playing 30-35MPG, so why use that as a marker? Why forecast someone as playing 30 or 32PMG when in reality they can't wont play that many mins a game because of their flaws?
JMAC3 wrote:Great example is Jrue Holiday playing 31.8 mpg compared to FVV at 35.8 mpg. FVV is not the better player, but because of team needs/rotations/coaching styles he is getting more minutes. It is a great way to compare their numbers on an even playing field.
In that sense, the application doesn't apply to PJ (who you used it on) because PJ averaged 29MPG last season and is averaging 30MPG this season - so pretty much a wash. Why gift him 6more MPG that he doesn't log? You're essentially giving him an extra half a quarter.
Either way, I agree with you - PJ has looked better these past 2 or 3 games (especially compared to how he played in Dec). I don't buy the shot blocking you have quoted as it was propped up by that one 6 block game and a lot of his blocks aren't rim protecting blocks but more deflections above the chest. He has been more physical lately though.
(OT: Are you finding RGM laggy today? My pages are taking forever to load?)