The actual number of summation of wins is 24.73, which goes to say that the calculation was accurate.
However, I ask you this question. Can you credit 20 of those wins directly to these three players? - Amir Johnson, Jose Calderon and Ed Davis ? -- as indicated by those statistics.
I offered one line-up with Jose, DD, JJ, Ed and Amir and they were not very effective together. You might argue that it has to be DeMar/JJ since their WP48 are -0.03 and -0.06, respectively.
In my defense, I would offer you that the more effective line-up the Raptors had this season included a line-up of:
- Jerryd Bayless - Gary Forbes - DeMar DeRozan - Linas Kleiza and - Ed Davis
where two of those three players were not included.
But again, it is all left for interpretation. I agree that Jose is a very good point guard, and I remember reading an article before that presented WP48 and summation of wins as the basis of the report. But to fully credit 81% of Toronto's victories to Ed, Amir and Jose solely ......
“I don’t create controversies. They’re there long before I open my mouth. I just bring them to your attention.”
-- Charles Barkley
Additionally, the Lakers garnered 41 wins this season, with Kobe Bryant being credited for only 2 of those wins ...
The factors that affect the statistic are (primary factors)
- shooting efficiency
- rebs, steals and to's
- assists, blocks and personal fouls
Missed shots are factored in negatively.
-- Charles Barkley
The thing I don't like about Bayless is his sense of entitlement. Personally, I don't give a shit how high of a prospect he was ranked coming out of High School or College, or that his Dad is a psychiatrist. Like wasn't BJ Mullens the top ranked High School prospect a few years ago? Dude is riding the pine on the Bobcats and I can't even name another C on that team outside of Jordan's prized possession Kwame B. He's a great player but lets his mentality get in the way too much and places WAY too much on being a starter. He should be preoccupied with earning minutes and contributing before he starts labeling himself a starter. Plus, JC is a great guard who can actually handle and pass the ball - JB needs to learn to be more of a team player and quit sulking about his minutes before thinking about becoming a starter. Don't get me wrong, I'd hate to see Bayless go and really think he can be an asset to our team - but he needs to buy into the success of the team first, before considering himself all-star material.
Kudos to the work you put in. Much appreciated, sir.
I remember coming across an Arizona Wildcats fan site not too long ago and they had posted something similar about Bayless, with his efficiency ratings on offense and defense as well as stats compiled from when he was the starter/given starter minutes and they were quite good.
While I do like Bayless - and would like for him to stick around - as a combo 6th man off the bench (much like Jason Terry), with such a young team we have, in my opinion, it would be more beneficial to have a calming presence playing the point as opposed to someone who looks to shoot first.
What kills Bayless' perception among fans, and rightfully so, is that the guy has had some absolutely stinkers this season. Look at his game logs during the middle of the season:
The stats that you've posted have been greatly inflated by the last 10 games of the season or so, which is the time when nothing should be evaluated or at least viewed with a discriminating eye.
Amazing work. Thank you. I would love to keep Bayless - PG or 6th man - it doesn't matter. It is not like Calderon will play the next 82 games.
this is coming from the dude who clearly loves ME-J (TJ FORD)...hahhaha......hilarious!
ultimately, it would be difficult to pencil either of these into the starting lineup of a championship caliber team any time soon, and we need an upgrade at the position no matter what. If you look at the league today, you need a PG that can defend. Guys like Rose and Westbrook are too powerful and quick for Calderon or Bayless, and more and more of these PG's are coming into the league every year.
Complete props in this post. Fantastic work on drawing these up.
Only minus is the number of games Bayless had compared to Calderon, which everyone is probably posting about, but never really knew how much Bayless and Calderon comparisons actually lined up.
I know that statistics don't tell the whole story, which I am guilty of saying often, but stats also don't lie....
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