It makes no sense to me. They are obsessed with numbers and don't understand that its a craft to play and a craft to analyze. Anecdotes and stories count just as much as numbers do.
Friday, April 10, 2009
APBR metrics board
I think these guys do valuable stats work but jeez....they are way to obsessed with numbers. Basketball isn't a science with verifiable mathematics and elegant formulas. Its a craft. There is a huge difference, with Nassim Taleb discusses in his book Black Swan. But they want more and more numbers and quantifiable ways to discuss who is a "great passer" and who is an "elite passer" .