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 an outstanding set of statistical instruments and principles that could aid clarify the profitable, or wasting, methods of a basketball crew. Basketball on Paper doesn't diagram performs or clarify how avid gamers get suit, yet in its place demonstrates tips on how to interpret participant and staff functionality.

Dean Oliver highlights common innovations for groups whilst they're profitable or wasting and what elements may be the focal point in both state of affairs. He describes and quantifies the roles of crew leaders and position gamers, then discusses the interactions among gamers and the way to accomplish the easiest healthy. Oliver conceptualizes the that means of teamwork and the way to quantify the price of alternative kinds of gamers operating jointly. He examines traditionally winning NBA groups and identifies what made them such a success: person expertise, a process of placing gamers jointly, or sturdy training.

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

Basketball on Paper is exclusive in its incorporation of industrial and analytical thoughts in the context of basketball to degree the price of gamers in a cooperative environment. no matter if you're searching for suggestions or new rules to throw out whereas looking at the ballgame at a activities bar, Dean Oliver'sBasketball on Paper provides you with remarkable new insights into teamwork, training, and luck.

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