Tag: advanced statistics

Analyzing Players’ Defensive Values

In a previous article, “The True Value of a Basketball Player”, we discussed how John Hollinger’s PER (Player Efficiency Rating) is a great place to start for statistically evaluating players’ overall value.  We also pointed out that the PER system only utilizes box-score stats.  Consequently, PER doesn’t include important offensive Read More

Player Efficiency Ratings(PER) – The “True Value” of a Player

Back in the prehistoric days of coaching basketball, most player evaluations were done by the eye test. One would have been hard pressed to find a coach who couldn’t rank his players 1-15 overall, or for that matter, in any specific phase of the game (defense, for instance) and they Read More

LineUp Analysis – Finding Your Best Defensive and Offensive Group

In a past blog post we discussed Advanced Lineup Analysis using Scoring Differential, in this post we are going to go one step further and find our best offensive and defensive lineups. To find our most efficient lineups we need to break down the points allowed, the points scored for Read More