Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Ranking the Blazers

I was playing around with Portland TrailBlazer stats to see how players compared. I took the stats off the team Yahoo! page and recalculated six different statistics (scoring, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, and turnovers) weighting them as if the player were playing a full 48 minutes at that level. From those numbers, I came up with two ranking systems. The simple ranking system tallies the player rank for each category and adds them up to make a total score. The weighted ranking system takes into account the fact that grabbing 10 rebounds might be as good as scoring 20 points. Each category was weighted and a composite score for each player was generated. The rankings are as follows:





The weighted ranking appears to be more true to life. I am not sure if I will do this again but, if I do, I may play with the weighting system to try to be more accurate. Overall, I'm pretty happy with it.

Below are the individual leaders for points, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals, and turnovers respectively...

6 comments:

The Moody Minstrel said...

Yeah, the Blazers are pretty rank now, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

Let see what was that 80's song ...

Too much time on my hand ...

Viet

BLAZER PROPHET said...

A couple of comments. First, due to our huge losses, many of the stats are compiled in garbage time. Second, these stats don't take into account how some players (Zach) refuse to help set picks or how many points they give up due to poor defense.

To be sure, it's an interesting set of stats, but very incomplete for really evaluating players.

Don Snabulus said...

Alas, like the BCS, numbers never tell much of the story. Perhaps that is why some person defined untruths as belonging to one of three categories: lies, damn lies, and statistics.

Nonetheless, I found this activity more enjoyable than lamenting a difficult season.

KJM said...

Nevermind Blazer Prophet. He's cantankerous.

DewKid said...

Can't.....
stay awake...........
Basketball statistics......
too..............
boring......................
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