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DJ And Advanced Stats Tell Me My D.J & EB for Aldridge Trade Idea Was Dumb.


Let me begin with. If you don't believe in the value of advanced stats you can stop reading here unless you want to troll the post.

Disclaimer: Before I begin let me say that this post only came about because I was reading a post on GrizzlyBearBlues about the Arthur for Koufos trade. A trade that should interest us Clippers fans because of its possible impact in 13-14 on our Clippers. Once you see the results you will understand why the disclaimer.

Anyway, the article about Koufos talked about Hollinger's "Machine" short for his trade machine and pointed out some interesting advanced stats about Koufos specifically with regard to his offensive rebound percentage. All fine and well up to a point but I thought it fell a bit short in looking at some key advanced stats pertinent to the evaluation of a Big man's performance. So I surfed over to Basketball Reference and decided to create what I think is a more complete query of Big man advanced stats focusing on rebounding and shooting.

I created a query for 12-13 that included all players with 2,000 or more minutes, total rebound percentage 15.0% or grerater, total block percentage of 3.0% or greater and a True Shooting percentage of 59% or better.. Only two players showed up on the query, DJ and Amir. If I had increased the TS% to 60% DJ would have been the only player on the list.

Link to results here.

Of course a query can be created to pretty much get the results you are looking for if you have a good idea of the data universe you are going to query and the charaacteristics of some of some of the data points in the universe. So I am not saying that this query says that DJ is the best Big man in the NBA. However, maybe I will now retract my DJ and EB for Aldridge trade idea. We all come up with dumb trade ideas from time to time. Maybe next time I will do some more homework before sticking my foot in my mouth.

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