I am not going to explain statistical analysis to you. I am not going to explain the science behind Wins Produced. I am not going to tell you how “sick” so-and-so’s crossover is. I’m just not; that’s not my job.
I can’t do a regression analysis (except in a really old version of SPSS), but I can read part of one. I don’t perfectly understand the math behind correlations, but I know what they mean. I know they work.
The point of this WordPress site is to provide an outlet for a passion of mine: the sabermetrics of sports, particularly basketball, and that hopefully people will enjoy my work. I stumbled upon Wins Produced while researching-who woulda thunk it-Player Efficiency Rating (PER) about a year ago (December 2011/January 2012). One of the first articles I read was about how the Toronto Raptors were performing worse in the young lock-out season when Andrea Bargnani was absent. At the time, I didn’t realize the irony behind that post. I soon learned. I haven’t gone back since.
Everything I write about will be trends I notice, players I notice, things I hope for, things I imagine, and stuff like that. Early on, I wrote a quote segment every week or two, but I won’t do that any more unless somebody actually reads them and asks me to continue them. They were interesting but pretentious, and my goal is not to be pretentious, because boy am I like that enough in real life. Again, that’s not my goal.
This is my blog in every way, shape, and form. I cannot say exactly when I will post new articles, so I recommend that you follow the site. (Besides, it makes me feel important when I know people give at least token consideration to what I have to say.) Thank you.