TurinTurambar wrote:I mean, not really. They have like one year where they're even within a point of each other, and other than that it breaks out about the way you would expect it to.
USG% from 2015-2017: Klay 26.6%, Wall 28.4%. Do you honestly believe the difference between one of the least ball dominant stars in all of basketball and one of the most ball dominant stars in all of basketball is well represented by just a 1.8% difference over a 3 year span?
So you're saying that you don't think measuring the number of shots taken, fouls drawn, and turnovers committed by a player is not a good indicator of how much that player has the ball in their hands?
Yeah we're just going to have to agree to disagree.
They're two totally different things. The player who ends the possession and the player who has the ball in his hands leading up to the end of a possession is not at all the same thing. A catch & shoot guy who ends a lot of possessions with FGA is not the same level of ball dominator as the guy who is handling the ball 15 seconds of possessions but just doesn't end up actually shooting.
If you have a better one, I'm all ears. Otherwise, I clearly don't agree with your thoughts on Usage with relation to the topic of the thread at all, and I fail to see the point you're trying to make here, considering I just said that it isn't perfect, or even as good as the more granular stuff available today, just that it's the best we have for the era we're looking at in this thread.
My point is just that USG% is a bad way to evaluate ball dominance because it literally isn't calculating ball dominance, and not having good alternatives (due to lack of data) isn't a good justification for using it.