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

By Dean Oliver

trip "inside the numbers" for a superb set of statistical instruments and ideas that may support clarify the profitable, or wasting, methods of a basketball workforce. Basketball on Paper doesn’t diagram performs or clarify how gamers get fit, yet in its place demonstrates tips on how to interpret participant and workforce functionality.

Dean Oliver highlights basic ideas for groups whilst they’re profitable or wasting and what features may be the point of interest in both state of affairs. He describes and quantifies the roles of group leaders and position gamers, then discusses the interactions among avid gamers and the way to accomplish the simplest healthy. Oliver conceptualizes the that means of teamwork and the way to quantify the worth of other different types of gamers operating jointly. He examines traditionally profitable NBA groups and identifies what made them such a success: person expertise, a approach of placing avid gamers jointly, or strong training.

Oliver then makes use of those statistical instruments and case experiences to guage the easiest gamers in background, resembling Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, invoice Russell, and Charles Barkley and the way they contributed to their groups’ luck. He does an analogous for a number of the NBA’s "oddball" players-Manute Bol, Muggsy Bogues, and Dennis Rodman and for the WNBA’s most sensible players.

Basketball on Paper is exclusive in its incorporation of industrial and analytical options in the context of basketball to degree the worth of gamers in a cooperative surroundings. even if you’re searching for techniques or new rules to throw out whereas staring at the ballgame at a activities bar, Dean Oliver’sBasketball on Paper provides you with striking new insights into teamwork, training, and success.

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