Surely my reading comprehension skills suck, so please endulge me.

I understand from reading the Sport’s Skeptic’s work that in order to explan what happened, the old WP and ASPM work well.

In terms of the prediction side of things, the article states that a weighted combination of 4 variables is useful for prediction. Which variables is the author referring to.

Also, when predicting stuff, if you do an in-sample forecast, you come up with a forecast error. My question is, what is the dependent and “real data” values that the author is using to get his prediction error. I don’t really get it.

Thanks,

]]>You’re right, it does skew the graph a tad – but you can at least see JJ’s rank on defense vs others. ]]>

Do you mean Tiago Splitter? If so: http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?pcode=CBY ]]>

I also assume from the graph that a negative defensive VORP is a good thing. Is that right?

Good work! ]]>

I would, however, love to have the same stat calculated for the players you named. Anybody?

]]>If these numbers are from his team competing in Euro League, then what was Paul or Mark Gasol’s number ? What was Tiagu’s numbers ?

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