Basketball on Paper: Rules and Tools for Performance Analysis

Basketball on Paper: Rules and Tools for Performance Analysis

Dean Oliver

trip "inside the numbers" for a great set of statistical instruments and principles which could aid clarify the profitable, or wasting, methods of a basketball staff. Basketball on Paper doesn't diagram performs or clarify how gamers get healthy, yet in its place demonstrates how you can interpret participant and staff functionality.

Dean Oliver highlights common thoughts for groups whilst they're successful or wasting and what features will be the point of interest in both state of affairs. He describes and quantifies the roles of crew leaders and function avid gamers, then discusses the interactions among avid gamers and the way to accomplish the easiest healthy. Oliver conceptualizes the which means of teamwork and the way to quantify the price of alternative forms of gamers operating jointly. He examines traditionally winning NBA groups and identifies what made them such a success: person expertise, a method of placing gamers jointly, or reliable training.

Oliver then makes use of those statistical instruments and case reports to judge the easiest avid gamers in historical past, corresponding to Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, invoice Russell, and Charles Barkley and the way they contributed to their teams' good fortune. He does a similar for a number of the NBA's "oddball" players-Manute Bol, Muggsy Bogues, and Dennis Rodman and for the WNBA's most sensible players.

Basketball on Paper is exclusive in its incorporation of industrial and analytical ideas in the context of basketball to degree the worth of gamers in a cooperative surroundings. no matter if you're searching for thoughts or new principles to throw out whereas observing the ballgame at a activities bar, Dean Oliver'sBasketball on Paper provide you with notable new insights into teamwork, training, and good fortune.

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