Basketball on Paper: Rules and Tools for Performance by Dean Oliver

By 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 group. Basketball on Paper doesn't diagram performs or clarify how gamers get match, yet as an alternative demonstrates easy methods to interpret participant and crew functionality.

Dean Oliver highlights common recommendations for groups while they're successful or wasting and what facets can be the point of interest in both state of affairs. He describes and quantifies the roles of staff leaders and position gamers, then discusses the interactions among gamers and the way to accomplish the simplest healthy. Oliver conceptualizes the which means of teamwork and the way to quantify the price of alternative kinds of gamers operating jointly. He examines traditionally profitable NBA groups and identifies what made them such a success: person expertise, a method of placing gamers jointly, or strong training.

Oliver then makes use of those statistical instruments and case stories to judge the simplest avid gamers in background, comparable to Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, invoice Russell, and Charles Barkley and the way they contributed to their teams' good fortune. He does an identical 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 suggestions in the context of basketball to degree the worth of gamers in a cooperative atmosphere. no matter if you're searching for concepts or new rules to throw out whereas staring at the ballgame at a activities bar, Dean Oliver'sBasketball on Paper offers you impressive new insights into teamwork, training, and luck.

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