Saturday, March 28, 2009

Basketball Prospectus: Pelton: Evaluating APBRMetrics

Following up on yesterday's post:
Ultimately, the discussion seems to center largely on the two questions that were the focal point of my columns five years ago:

* Can we boil a basketball player's value down to a single number?
* What better describes a player's value: his individual statistics or plus-minus data describing his impact on the team?

If you would have told me five years ago that neither question would yet be answered to anyone's satisfaction, I would have been disappointed and somewhat surprised. What happened?

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