Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Is NBA Sabermetrics (APBRmetrics) Dead?

Mark Cuban recently posted some thoughts on "NBA Sabermetrics" (he termed it "sabremetrics") : BlogMaverick

It is interesting coming from him, considering he has previously been a proponent of "APBRmetrics" or "NBA Sabermetrics". I think it does stem from his frustration of the inability to form a championship team in Dallas, but he hasn't done bad. A large part of the problem is trading for older, past prime players, a la, Shawn Marion, Jason Kidd, etc.

Sabermetrics work much better in baseball because there is very little "teamwork/play/chemistry" in baseball, it is very much a 1 on 1 game. Basketball is much tougher because you cannot just replace a player and the team won't miss a beat. Compare swapping Albert Pujols with Ryan Howard and Derick Rose with Devin Harris.

Anyways those are just my initial thoughts when reading the post. Feel free to tell me I'm a fool.

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