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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Monthly Archives: August 2005

Marbury Poll

So what do I need your opinion on this time? Do I want to know if Marbury’s production will increase? Maybe I want to know if you think the Knicks will trade him? You’ll just have to click to find out.

A New Defensive Outlook

One subject I’ve seen addressed time and time again in the comments section is how to measure defensive ability. The topic arises shortly after I mention the three letters ‘P’, ‘E’, and ‘R’, which stand for John Hollinger’s Player Efficiency Rating. While Hollinger has done a great job in the first steps toward getting a player’s ability down into a single number, PER does a poor job in measuring a player’s total defensive contribution. Although it does account for blocks & steals, I think most of my readers are knowledgeable enough to know that this isn’t the best measurement of …continue reading