Hello, everyone. Here are a few statistical averages from the current roster for this year's Clippers squad. My source for the roster and numbers were the Clippers Official Site roster. I didn't include Alex Acker, Brian Skinner, or Fred Jones in my calculations. The inclusion of Steve Novak didn't drastically sway any of the statistics. These numbers were 100% calculated by me:
|Team||Avg Height||Avg Weight||Avg Age||Avg Exp Yr|
|Clippers||6 foot 7.1||225||26.25||5.2|
In the 2007-2008 season an nba.com poll found the average NBA height to be 6 foot 7. (http://www.nba.com/news/survey_height_2007.html)
In the 2007-2008 season an nba.com poll found the average NBA weight to be 221 pounds. (http://www.nba.com/news/survey_2007.html)
You can basically interpolate from those statistics that the possible 2009-2010 Clippers roster is not too big or way to small. There are advantage and disadvantage for any type of height, so staying near the average kind of dampens any huge advantage or disadvantage presented by height.
The problem with this calculation is that it isn't practical. Taking an average means I expect every player on the team to play the same amount of minutes every game. What would be a lot more interesting are weighted averages that give a higher weight to a player with more playing time. So here is where I would need your help.
If someone can make a rotation, or basically assign an amount of minutes in a game to each player on the current 2009-2010 Clippers roster, I can get a weighted average for the statistics I have shown. That way, the number we calculate will give a better showing of what teams will most likely see when they play the Clippers.
*We can definitely see the Clippers are young and maybe not the most experienced team. This could get swayed if put a weight on the age and experience statistics though.
Thank you for your time.