Thursday, June 24, 2010

I Don't Know Much About Cagermetrics, But...

... was that kid from Harvard the best college point guard last year? I guess you have to adjust for age, so John Wall has room to improve. I also understand that many folks prefer Hollinger's metrics over those from Dave Berri, but does anyone know how this works? Moses? Are they adjusted for competition level or is Lin the modern day Bill Bradley?

Speaking of Bradley, someone suggest that I read some John McPhee. I picked up his short book on Bradley and read the main part of it. I believe it was one long New Yorker article. I still haven't read the chapters ofter that but hope to soon. I have a habit of juggling too many books and am also reading about the Civil War and sexual violence by athletes. Something has to give.


  1. You rang?

    Where is that from, Jon? Hollinger's latest rankings, plus his subjective feelings are here. My first thoughts about those rankings, not knowing how they're calculated, would be - SOS adjustment and are they at all predictive. I'm sure it's not out of the realm of possibility that he may have had a great year. Not sure it's likely he was the best.

    Hollinger mentions it's hard to project one and dones - not as much data.

  2. It's this blog:

    I think Wages of Wins linked him, but I'm not sure how I stumbled upon it.