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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Computers vs. Scouts

With 16 days left before the draft, teams are busily working out prospects, haggling with agents and breaking down game tape. Could there be an easier way? Last week we were talking about computer rating systems that purport to identify the best draft prospects, without the messy work of actually watching games, administering brain profile tests and trekking through rundown former Soviet airports.  The two systems that have garnered the most attention were designed by Erich Doerr, a David Berri disciple, and ESPN’s John Hollinger. A good summation and explanation of the systems was posted here last year:  http://www.knickerblogger.net/index.php/2007/06/26/draft-analysis-by-the-numbers/ The …continue reading

Draft Analysis By The Numbers

With the 2007 NBA draft almost upon us, there’s plenty of resources around the web for those craving more information regarding the draft. However I’ve stumbled across three that I thought were particularly interesting. The one thing all of these resources have in common is that they offer a statistical look at predicting incoming NBA players. For some time baseball fans have had a good amount of knowledge on what makes a good professional. College pitchers generally fared better than high schoolers. Minor league pitchers that had a good BB:K and HR:K ratios were more likely to succeed than those …continue reading

Draft Prospects, Part III

If you missed Parts I & II highlighting PGs and SGs/SFs respectively who may be on the Knicks? radar screen during this upcoming draft click here for Part I and here for Part II. I?ll go position-by-position and highlight at most a handful of players who may be available when the Knicks select at #23. The players are listed in no particular order. Player stats and profiles come largely from draftexpress.net and nbadraft.net. The Knicks got very good offensive production from their power players this season. The tandem of Eddy Curry and David Lee were both in the top 15 …continue reading

Draft Prospects, Part I

With draft night a little more than a week away I thought I?d take a fresh look at some of the players likely to be on Isiah Thomas? radar since posting this in early May. The Knicks, who have conducted pre-draft workouts in conjunction with the rival Nets, appear to have concluded them. Of course, additional workouts are possible, as today?s Post is reporting that the Knicks may be interested in DePaul’s uber-athletic small forward Wilson Chandler. As one might expect of a team with only a late-first round selection none of the players New York worked out classifies as …continue reading

Tournament Open Thread – Weekend 1

Discuss the NCAA and NIT post-season tournaments on this thread. We will open a new thread next Thursday for the following weekend’s games and so on. Enjoy, but this isn’t all fun and games. We, the Knickerblogger staff, want to put you armchair scouts to work. Keep your clipboards handy as you watch the games and post reports on players you think might help the Knicks on draft day. Pay special attention to players likely to come off the board anywhere from the late lottery area on down. Here’s the schedule of opening weekend games (all times EDT). Click on …continue reading

Keep a Close Watch on the Madness for Us (Part II)

[For Part I of David Crockett's two part piece scroll down, unless you're the type that likes to read the ending first.] Small Forwards Player Team Yr PPG RPG APG eFG% FTM/FGA Gomes, Ryan Prov. SR 21.7 8.2 3.3 55.0 24 Thompson, Dijon UCLA SR 18.2 8.1 2.2 53.2 29 Warrick, Hakim Syracuse SR 21.2 8.2 1.6 56.2 45 Caner-Medley, Nik Maryland JR 16.7 5.9 2.1 52.7 23 Granger, Danny New Mexico SR 18.3 8.5 2.3 59.8 44 Williams, Jawad North Carolina SR 14.4 4.0 1.5 62.4 30 Williams, Marvin North Carolina FR 11.3 6.5 0.8 55.9 56 Graham, Joey …continue reading