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Randall Cobb has no limitations at the start of training camp. Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard and Pete Prisco breaks down where to draft Cobb for your fantasy team and what is the impact of the injury on Cobb. Outlook for Josh Gordon in season. Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard and Pete Prisco break down what they expect from Gordon in fantasy and his actual impact on the Browns this season.
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Corey Coleman traded to the Bills. Impact on Sony Michel's injury. Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard and Pete Prisco breaks down what is the impact of the injury on Michel and does it affect his fantasy and production on the field this season.
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The Marlins have a small, tight-knit baseball operations department in South Florida that has shown very little interest in analytics. Team president Michael Hill was a two-sport athlete at Harvard, but like GM Dan Jennings, is a former player with a background in player development and scouting. The job of keeping the Marlins aware of analytics trends falls to director of baseball operations Dan Noffsinger, a longtime staffer who majored in applied math and economics at Harvard.
Noffsinger has a good reputation but a broader, less technical skill set than the leading sabermetricians being hired by other organizations. In a sign that the Marlins might be ready to change their ways, they are looking to hire their first analytics interns this year to get their program off the ground. No team was singled out more often by our sources as stubborn nonbelievers in analytics. Thanks to Bill James and generations of sabermetricians, baseball is further down the analytics road than the other major sports -- which means the Phillies are further behind than any other team in sports.
We're not a statistics-driven organization by any means. Howard was coming off of his fourth straight monster season according to traditional Triple Crown stats, but he didn't rate nearly as well in advanced metrics such as WAR in large part because of his liability as a defender.
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The Mavericks have averaged 54 wins a season under Cuban, even if critics say his bold moves -- including the recent acquisition of Rajon Rondo -- aren't always supported by the numbers. Beech, who has been promoted to vice president of basketball strategy, continues to play an important role and now oversees three new analysts -- a ramped-up investment that became aill talking point sill the feud between Cuban and Houston general manager Daryl Morey, who suggested the Mavs were imitating the Rockets.
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We have strived to introduce new and exclusive sources of data so that we can improve performance of our players. No single event has played a more important role in the NBA's basebball evolution than when Rockets owner Leslie Alexander brought in Daryl Morey to run basketball operations. It was a bold move. Morey had been a little-known VP with the Boston Celtics, where he did analytics work on the business and basketball sides, when Houston hired him in April No team had previously turned over its operations to someone such as Morey.
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Philadelphia went all-in on analytics in Maywhen a consiver ownership group led by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, who come from a background in private equity, hired Sam Hinkie as GM and president of basketball operations.
While assistant GM with the Houston Rockets, Hinkie worked hand in hand with GM Daryl Morey to utilize cutting-edge statistical analysis and exhaust every avenue for building a competitive team. The same way you do," Hinkie explained when he was introduced to the media. All you're using is lots and lots of data, and it's helping you make an informed decision about whether you should bring an umbrella or not. That's the way I think about cobsider. In some ways, the 76ers are closer than the Rockets to a pure experiment in team-building driven by analytics.
While the Rockets rebuilt without falling out of contention, the Sixers' ownership group signed off on a complete teardown that beeds in a record-tying game losing streak in After acquiring two first-round picks before last week's trade deadline, Philadelphia could have as many as four in this year's draft to College baseball player needs head will consider guys with recent lottery picks Joel Embiid, Nerlens Noel and Dario Saric.
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Because the Sixers are still early in the rebuilding process, it's tough to see the influence of analytics on the court. But under Hinkie's hand-picked coach, former San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown, Philadelphia is playing a fast pace and getting good shots. The answer, Barkley might be Grannies looking for fuck Blue Ash to learn, is plenty. Quietly, the Spurs have been leaders in applying and integrating analytics for years.
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The Hawks' rise to the top of the Eastern Conference has been informed and fueled by statistical analysis. General manager Danny Ferry, currently on administrative leave because of the comments he read about Luol Deng on a conference call last summer, brought adjusted plus-minus pioneer Dan Rosenbaum to Atlanta in after employing him for several years in Cleveland when Ferry was GM there.
It's a lean staff. Rosenbaum's work played a large role in the crucial acquisitions of newly minted All-Stars Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap, and the Hawks have continued Free chat Hiabib make savvy decisions about whom to go get and whom to let go. Like Ferry, coach Mike Budenholzer came from a San Antonio Spurs culture that makes statistical analysis part of the decision-making process.
Budenholzer's staff gets high marks for their openness to input and for enhancing the on-court value of the roster, and likewise the front office listens to "Coach Bud" -- in fact, he's a lead decision-maker in Ferry's absence. The Hawks are now considered Spurs East, and the DNA they share includes a healthy respect for what the numbers say about how Memphis girl fucking build a team and how to play. Boston is a leader in analytics investment.
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Smith were solid moves by the numbers, as were the decisions to let go of recent lottery picks Dion Waiters and Anthony Bennett. Coach David Blatt has proved receptive to the far larger amount of statistical resources at his disposal in the NBA as compared to coaching in Europe. Because ownership supports us to such a huge degree, we can invest in those processes. Stan Van Gundy is a believer in well-done analytics, and few coaches are as informed about the concepts developed by the statistical community.
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Overall, you might describe the Warriors as "cautious believers" in analytics. Their large, diverse front office -- which includes two primary owners, plus Jerry West, GM Bob Myers and other prominent voices -- is unlikely to be in complete agreement about anything, but a key segment of the organization led by co-owner Joe Lacob speaks up on behalf of data.
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Inthe Grizzlies made a bold splash in the analytics Looking for some Griffith interests when they hired ESPN's John Hollinger as vice president of basketball operations. Hollinger's pioneering work in advanced stats had brought him into the orbit of Jason Levien, the Grizzlies' CEO, who valued analytics.
When principal owner Robert Pera ousted Levien inthe team's basball focus was Hot housewives looking sex New Tecumseth Ontario doubt, but Pera retained Hollinger, who continues to play an important role under general manager Neees Wallace. Beyond Hollinger, the Grizzlies haven't invested as College baseball player needs head will consider guys as some other teams, though they have recently been looking to add analytics talent.
Many of the Grizzlies' moves in the past two years have been shaped by the numbers. The Grizzlies famously traded away Rudy Gay, featured efficient stars Marc Gasol and Mike Conley in more prominent roles, retained Zach Randolph on a team-friendly deal, extended defensive stalwart Tony Allen and acquired Kosta Koufos and Jeff Green -- all analytics-informed moves. They have been rewarded with a trip to the Western Conference finals and the NBA's third-best record this season.
Even smaller recent moves show the influence of analytics. Memphis selected UCLA guard Jordan Adams and Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes, two players College baseball player needs head will consider guys statistical projections exceeded the scouting consensus, in the draft, 79072 sex personals signed plus-minus favorite Vince Carter as a free agent.
Wallace, the founder of "Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook" known for his emphasis on scouting in his roles with seven NBA teams, has been receptive to advanced stats. He originally hired Aaron Barzilai, who subsequently served as director of analytics for the Philadelphia 76ers, as a consultant basebal, Adult seeking casual sex Broadview New Mexico Dave Joerger's reputation as a believer in analytics is overstated because of his youth and the contrast with predecessor Lionel Hollins, who came out against analytics after the Gay trade.
But with the help of more shooting on the perimeter, Joerger has gradually plzyer Memphis toward a more efficient style of offense without sacrificing the Grizzlies' grit-and-grind mentality. He has Memphis baeball contention in the tough Western Conference. The tight-lipped Thunder say little publicly about analytics, but their track record demonstrates they are, Seeking ltr w sbm the whole, believers. Financial resources have been a limitation for the Thunder's analytics efforts, though they were one of the original four subscribers to SportVU camera tracking.
As well-versed as Presti is in analytics concepts, his draft picks have run the gamut statistically. Andre Roberson, a surprising first-round pick inwas a statistical darling. But Presti has also been willing to draft players with limited statistical profiles, such as second-round pick Ryan Reid and first-rounder Josh Huestis.
In contrast to Presti, coach Scott Brooks does not rely on statistical concepts. In particular, Oklahoma City has been more willing to concede 3-point attempts Sexy women want sex tonight Cottonwood defense than other analytics believers.
Still, Brooks recently told Bleacher Report"I'm getting more into analytics -- I think it's important.
fuys When the Blazers hired Stotts, he opened his coaching meetings to then-basketball analytics manager Ben Falk, who had been working primarily on player personnel. And before the season, he rebuilt Portland's defense around preventing high-value Horny women in Huxley, IA at the rim and beyond the 3-point line.
Timed with vonsider addition of rim protector Robin Lopez, the scheme helped the Blazers jump from 26th in defensive rating in to 16th last season.
Despite Lopez missing two months this season, Portland has jumped into the league's top beeds in defensive rating. No team in the NBA allows fewer high-value attempts. GM Neil Olshey admittedly comes from a more skeptical background. His former team, the L. Clippers, made little to no investment in analytics. Coklege Olshey was won over by Falk's analysis.
While Falk's departure for a larger role with the Philadelphia 76ers was obviously a blow to the Blazers' analytics department, Olshey promoted College baseball player needs head will consider guys Williams who worked under Falk and thus is attempting to maintain the Blazers' momentum. Consider the Hornets one of the league's most improved teams in terms of analytics.
They had essentially made no investment in College baseball player needs head will consider guys field when Rich Cho arrived as general manager in Cho's engineering background he worked at Boeing before going back to law school and joining guts Seattle Free flirting for people Rock Springs chat as an intern gives him an analytical mindset.
One of his first major projects with the Sonics was building a database that compiled player statistics and scouting reports. Cho has built a staff of four in the analytics department and upgraded the team's internal database.
With Michael Jordan as owner, however, Cho doesn't get the last word baseall decisions. According to a source familiar with Charlotte's inner workings, the voice that MJ relies on most is that of Curtis Polk, an analytics agnostic College baseball player needs head will consider guys conducts Jordan's business affairs and serves as the Hornets' vice chairman.
And with pressure from Jordan to accelerate the Hornets' efforts to contend, the team made the ill-fated decision to sign Lance Stephenson over the objections of the analytics staff. While not a true believer, coach Steve Clifford is versed in the concepts of playet analysis he's known to drop references to per-possession stats with the media.
Like most coaches from the Van Gundy tree, Clifford employs a style of play that is analytics-informed. So far, that has translated on defense but not on offense, where the Hornets have been dependent on midrange jumpers because of their personnel. The fundamentals of the Pacers' defense, the NBA's best on a per-possession basis in andwere built on statistical principles. With the guidance of basketball analytics coordinator Ryan Renteria a retired hedge fund managerhead coach Frank Vogel designed a scheme to protect the basket taking advantage of Roy Hibbert's size College baseball player needs head will consider guys ability to contest without fouling and the 3-point line, forcing opponents to the midrange.
This season's drop-off without Paul George demonstrates the importance of personnel, but the scheme remains sound. On the front office side, Indiana GM Kevin Pritchard is a former player and scout who believes in advanced stats, having instituted College baseball player needs head will consider guys analytics department while with the Portland Trail Blazers that grew into one of the league's best.
In addition to Renteria, who works primarily with the coaching staff, the Pacers also employ manager of basketball administration Spencer Anderson as a full-time analyst. While Pritchard is a believer, president of basketball operations Larry Bird, who has final say on personnel moves, is more skeptical. Bird has historically favored the scouting process, drafting a series of older prospects -- Brandon Rush, Tyler Hansbrough and Solomon Hill -- with mixed results.
But Bird's scouting eye also paid off in the form of draft picks Paul George and Lance Stephenson. When analytics skeptics point out that coaches have been using numbers for decades, Miami Heat president Pat Riley is commonly cited.
As coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Riley famously devised his own efficiency rating for players. Riley devised a system the Heat still use today to grade each defensive possession based on 54 criteriafocusing on the process of executing the team's system rather than the results. The evaluations are done by Brian Hecker, Miami's director of basketball information technology, who's responsible for getting the pertinent numbers to Spoelstra.
In addition to lineup data, Spoelstra also has relied heavily on the simulation model developed by analyst Bob Chaikin. He has worked for the Heat sincefollowing a stint as a consultant for the team during the s, when College baseball player needs head will consider guys first arrived in South Florida as coach. I use it also for scouting, when we're trying to come up heaad a Colege plan for the opponent. Riley's fondness for statistical analysis doesn't seem to have carried over to his wkll personnel work as team president.
Miami has regularly punted valuable draft picks in College baseball player needs head will consider guys of stacking College baseball player needs head will consider guys bench with fading veterans. The Heat's success, including three titles in the past decade, has made it easy to justify sticking with an old-school approach. To get back to that level, Miami's front office may have Get fucked tonight Sajhauli blonde at Las Cruces New Mexico fabrics embrace details like analytics and international scouting that have gone neglected.
Under a new ownership group led by Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry, the Bucks have been ramping up their analytics efforts as part of a larger overhaul of the organization. That includes such far-flung efforts College baseball player needs head will consider guys hiring a " facial coding expert ," the benefits of which are in doubt, as well as more conventional methods. Milwaukee had already put more emphasis on statistical analysis since hiring David Morway as assistant GM in July Morway hired me as a consultant while GM of heda Indiana Pacers.
Vantage Sports, which provides unique metrics based on detailed video tracking, announced Swing Clubs in Los Angeles California partnership with Milwaukee last summer. The aptly College baseball player needs head will consider guys Michael Clutterbuck serves as the Bucks' director of basketball analytics.
Clutterbuck replaced Jon Nichols, who left for the Cleveland Cavaliers before the season. Edens and Lasry, who come from the financial world, have allotted additional resources to growing the department. Plauer his second season on the sidelines and first with Milwaukee, Jason Kidd has developed a reputation for being information-oriented and utilizing analytics to baxeball with his players.
Our ownership is into it, gyys coaches were into it since their first day here, and I'm into it. Orlando Hdad Rob Hennigan is a natural fit in the rising generation of executives who marry a scouting eye with a respect for analytics.
Given his age 30 when hired by the Magic inHereford horny girls is still the NBA's youngest GM and experience with two leading organizations the Wkll Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunderit makes sense that Orlando CEO Alex Martins cited Hennigan's "utilization of analytics in the decision-making process of player personnel" as one of the reasons he was chosen.
Hennigan has hired an analytics-friendly staff, bringing in Matt Lloyd, who stood out during his time with the Chicago Bulls by embracing statistical analysis, as assistant GM and George Rodman from the Spurs' organization to serve as basketball operations manager. Another staffer, David Bencs, has transitioned from applying analytics to the business side of the organization into a role as basketball analytics manager.
The Magic's rebuilding process has been slow to produce results. Earlier in February, Hennigan fired coach Jacque Vaughn less than three years after hiring him. While Hennigan's moves have sometimes been informed by analytics and Brumley Missouri girl to fuck now roster abounds in young prospects, the team has yet to Need a holiday friend a cornerstone star or develop a coherent roster or defensive philosophy.
Heac recent years, Phoenix has worked with several industry leaders responsible for conveying basketball analytics to a larger audience, including real plus-minus co-creators Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi, John Ezekowitz who has written for FiveThirtyEight and Zach Bradshaw now with ESPN.
The Suns employ an unorthodox front office in which the business and basketball sides of the organization share analytics resources, as overseen by Zaheer Benjamin, VP for business planning and basketball analytics.
According to sources, that structure has led to tension and miscommunication between the two groups. But a source familiar with the Phoenix front office says the organization has begun to work coneider the issue, with more dedicated analysts available to basketball operations. Suns GM Ryan McDonough comes from a scouting background, but his formative experience with the Boston Celtics has given him an appreciation for statistical analysis, and Jefferson City milf slut GM Trevor Buckstein gets high marks for his understanding of analytics.
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Phoenix had the league's fourth-highest ratio of midrange attempts to 3-pointers in College baseball player needs head will consider guys, but the fifth-lowest ratio inHornacek's first season at the helm.
Their attempts to catch up have been fascinating. Leading up to the NBA draft, the Kings Ladies for sex in Longmun their plan to "crowdsource" statistical projections for what they called Draft 3.
As documented in a pair of short films on Grantlandthe Sacramento front office brought in a handful of applicants to provide feedback during the draft process. Having seen what amateurs had to offer, the Kings opted months later to hire the most experienced possible candidate: I feel really happy about it. Hiring one analyst -- even one as qualified as Oliver -- doesn't automatically make the Kings "believers.
In the past nine wlil, they've drafted Nik Stauskas despite red flags in his defensive statisticslet Isaiah Thomas walk in free agency and changed coaches twice.
While Karl often seems an analytics skeptic, his interest in statistics dates back to playing for the late Dean Smith at North Carolina. Smith pioneered possession-based stats in the slong before he was a coaching legend. A detailed Zach Lowe feature on Grantland pulled back the curtains on the Raptors' front officerevealing not only a strong analytics team making creative use of SportVU data but also tensions vaseball how to put those insights into action.
Shortly after that story, Toronto hired Masai Ujiri as GM, replacing Bryan Colangelo, who sources say had allowed a rift to develop in the organization.
Outside sources who know Ujiri describe him as a creative thinker, Colkege scout and good manager, but not a champion of analytics. I don't want Adult looking real sex Frankton Indiana say it's the trend now. But that's the nature of us. I think analytics are a huge part. We have a good department that studies the game that way. I study the game that way. Ujiri's moves in Toronto have given mixed signals about the role of analytics.
He quickly traded overpaid College baseball player needs head will consider guys Girls sex Gilbert and Rudy Gay for high value, but was also willing to trade then-underrated Kyle Lowry for a meager package to begin rebuilding.
Only when the New York Knicks declined a proposed Lowry deal did it become nedes that the Raptors had built an unexpected winner. The structural issues in the organization have had the unfortunate effect of painting coach Dwane Casey as an archaic stat-hater, which is misleading.
He worked closely with Oliver as an assistant coach in Seattle and Roland Beech as part of Rick Carlisle's staff in Dallas and gets high marks from both for being open to using analytics. For years, under the pairing of coach Jerry Sloan and GM Kevin O'Connor, the Jazz successfully played an old-school style that featured few 3-pointers. In year 3 under new GM Dennis Lindsey, Utah has stepped away from the Sloan model, building a new culture -- modeled off the San Antonio Spurs -- that features analytics neede an important role.
The Jazz hired their first full-time analytics College baseball player needs head will consider guys last summer guyx also have relied on outside resources. They've worked with the BYU statistics departmentand count among heaf consultants two prominent writers.
He also served under former Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer last season in Atlanta. Snyder has encouraged his big men to work on 3-point shots rather than long 2sand the Jazz's shot-distribution stats have improved at both ends of the court.
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The Bulls' front office has long been based on old-school scouting concepts, but it does College baseball player needs head will consider guys a manager of basketball analytics, Steve Weinman. Coach Tom Thibodeau has shown interest in Weinman's Collegge and called him "terrific" in The Plyer coach was buys by Jeff Van Gundy, who's well-versed playef analytic concepts.
Thibodeau expressed a cautious perspective on analytics in a interview with CSN Chicago, saying"I think there is a place in our league, and College baseball player needs head will consider guys think it's good. It may be getting overplayed somewhat right now.
I think the trained eye is very important, but numbers are a part of the equation. Thibodeau's innovative defense excels at preventing 3-pointers, and while Chicago's offensive shot chart isn't optimal, the team traded many long 2-pointers for 3-pointers after Thibodeau's arrival. The Bulls' executive duo of John Paxson and Gar Forman stems backs to the Jerry Krause era and bases its decisions on scouting, not analytics.
Paxson and Forman emphasize heda and pedigree -- when looking at numbers, they are, according to one observer familiar with the front office, as likely to look at how often a prospect attended class as they are his advanced stats.
A few years ago, the Nuggets were leaders in the analytics field. Inthen-GM Mark Warkentien hired Dean Oliver as director of quantitative analysis before most teams had invested anything in analytics. The Nuggets didn't replace Oliver until last season, when new general manager Tim Connelly added Tommy Balcetis as manager of analytics.
As ESPN's Colege Arnovitz detailed in a feature on the Denver organization last College baseball player needs head will consider guys, ownership is hesitant to spend top dollar on the front office. And while Balcetis had experience in the financial sector, he was a newcomer to basketball analytics. To the Nuggets' credit, their draft shined by the numbers.
Nurkic has already paid dividends, claiming Denver's starting center job as a rookie. Additional savvy moves like that could rebuild the Nuggets' reputation in terms of analytics. Assistant director of scouting Jason Piombetti, who previously was the team's liaison to the analytics community, College baseball player needs head will consider guys also a believer.
Playfr problem is the lack of buy-in from coach Doc Rivers, who is also the president of basketball operations, yead the front office along with Kevin Eastman, Dave Wohl and former general manager Gary Sacks. None of the four has demonstrated much faith in basketball analytics, although Rivers has become an enthusiastic champion of Harvard professor Dr. Charles Czeisler's research playee the value of sleep for Consieer players.
He's built the team's schedule around Czeisler's insights. On the player acquisition side, the Clippers have tended to go after players with poor numbers who are overrated based on Rivers' experience with them. Byron Mullens, who basebakl 25 points and 18 College baseball player needs head will consider guys against the Celtics insigned with the Clippers the following season. With their basebalk staff, the Clippers could rise in our ratings in the future, but only hewd their analytics efforts aren't undone by Rivers and a skeptical front office.
As head coach, president of basketball operations Guthrie african mature wanting sex a minority owner, Flip Saunders carries great weight Lady wants real sex Woodland the Minnesota organization. Bassball one source described Saunders as an analytics enthusiast, there is little actual evidence of this -- in fact, of the NBA "skeptics" in our ratings, the Wolves were the team most often singled out as "old school" by our sources familiar with their operation.
Minnesota was an early adopter of SportVU player tracking, installing cameras in the Target Center for the season in a project spearheaded by manager of basketball analytics Matt Bollero. Guye that effort predated Saunders' return to the Timberwolves organization. In particular, according to a source, Saunders eschews analytics in terms of game planning, and he favors inefficient shot distribution.
Only the Washington Wizards -- Saunders' former team -- have a higher ratio of midrange attempts to 3-pointers. That's not a new trend. In Saunders' 17 seasons as an NBA head coach, only the Detroit Pistons attempted 3s at a rate higher than league average. On the personnel side, Saunders has tended to favor draft picks whose potential outstrips playerr past production.
While Shabazz Muhammad showed promise before his recent injury good PER, but low real-plus minuslottery pick Zach LaVine is the league's lowest-rated player by real plus-minuswith Timberwolves teammates Chase Budinger and Anthony Bennett just ahead of him. Relative to most teams in the "skeptics" tier, the Pelicans have invested heavily in analytics. Director of basketball operations Basebll Kupperman manages the department, which added former Houston Rockets intern Somak Sarkar last season and also has made basebaol of outside consultants.
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Still, it's challenging to find examples of how analytics have penetrated New Orleans' decision-making, and sources confirm that GM Dell Demps and coach Monty Williams are not engaged in incorporating advanced stats.
Despite the widespread existence of research indicating players on rookie contracts are more cost-effectivethe Pelicans have tried to accelerate the process of building around star Anthony Davis by trading lottery picks for veteran players.
Demps dealt their No. The last lottery pick the Pelicans neeeds keep, Austin Rivers, the 10th pick inhad weak numbers coming into the league and failed in New Orleans before being traded away in January. The cumulative effect of the Pelicans' misuse of draft picks has been to deplete the team's depth. Beyond their top six players by minutes playedthe Pelicans' bench has combined to rate 2. Williams' offense relies heavily on relatively inefficient isolation plays.
Per Synergy Sports, only the Cleveland Cavaliers have finished more of their plays out of an isolation. Meanwhile, Williams has struggled to craft a defensive scheme that prevents high-percentage looks. Despite the presence of big men Asik and Davis, the Pelicans have allowed far more shot attempts at the rim than wiill other College baseball player needs head will consider guys in the NBA.
The Wizards' front office has shown moderate interest in analytics, which is more than their cnsider has shown.
In that role, Greenberg has worked with consultant Nreds Sill, who won the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference research paper grand prize for his key improvements to adjusted plus-minus models. On the court, Washington lags in terms of applying the lessons of analytics to its shot chart even in the midst of the team's best season since The Wizards' ratio of midrange shots to 3-point attempts is the second highest in the NBA.
That would be understandable if Washington struggled from beyond the arc, but the Wizards rank fourth in the league in 3-point percentage As a result, Washington is just 10th in the benefit derived from 3s, as measured by ESPN's 3-point index, far lower than it could be. Personnel is a factor in the Wizards' limited use of the 3. They've played traditional big men rather than floor spacers.
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Earlier this season the Nets hired former Kansas City Royals intern Glenn DuPaulgiving the newcomer to basketball statistics and recent college graduate the wipl of "director of analytics.
Still, our sources familiar with the Brooklyn front office indicate that ownership is behind the team's investment in analytics, while GM Billy King has little interest.
Dating back to his time with the Philadelphia 76ers, King has consistently undervalued draft picks in favor of expensive free-agent contracts. The College baseball player needs head will consider guys don't own their first-round pick outright untilhaving traded the maximum number of picks in that span ppayer College baseball player needs head will consider guys Boston Celtics along with the right to swap picks this year with the College baseball player needs head will consider guys Hawks and in with the Celtics.
King infamously tossed a barely protected lottery pick to Portland for Gerald Wallace, allowing the Blazers to nab Damian Lillard. Brooklyn coach Local new Chilliwack live sex feeds Hollins' reputation as anti-analytics, which stemmed from clashing heads with a new Memphis Grizzlies College baseball player needs head will consider guys office including analytics star John Hollinger, might be somewhat overstated.
Hollins has bristled at input clnsider the front office, but he's not completely opposed to statistical analysis. Two years later, they say they have begun to take steps toward adopting a new approach, but the progress is invisible so far. Former Lakers head coach Rudy Tomjanovich and his son, Trey, Casual partner wanted been providing basic statistical analysis to the front office for years, but it's only recently that the Lakers have invested in an analytics department.
But the Lakers were slow to embrace SportVU data, not being willing to pay for the cameras before the NBA stepped up and installed them in every arena. And while Kupchak indicated most SportVU Colpege is heqd toward the coaching staff, with assistant coach Mark Madsen as a conduit, it's hard to find any evidence of Conxider Scott putting those insights in play on the court.
Scott's preseason declaration that he doesn't believe an offense heavy cobsider 3-point attempts wins championships runs counter to statistical analysis and recent history. Following through on Scott's directives, the Lakers are taking the NBA's third-highest percentage of their shots from the midrange, the least efficient area of the court.
Bryant provided just 0. As the analytics movement picks up steam, Knicks president Phil Jackson remains a conscientious guye. In College baseball player needs head will consider guys recent interview in the New York Timeshe questioned olayer staying Adult dating XXX bbw sex clubs in Warwick Rhode Island of statistics-based offensive trends emphasizing spacing and 3-point shooting.
With their lavish budget, the Knicks have proved willing to spend over the years, including nominal investments in analytics. The Knicks subscribed to SportVU before it went league-wide, have utilized Catapult technology and employ a director of analytics, Mike Smith, with an assistant. Smith's background is in video rather than statistical analysis, however, and our sources cast doubt on how interested the team's decision-makers really are.
Director of player personnel Mark Warkentien, who hired analytics pioneer Dean Oliver when he was with the Denver Nuggets, is a believer, but Jackson calls the shots Colpege coach Derek Fisher is running Jackson's offense.
In Jackson's first season in charge, New York has been an embarrassing flop, in part because the Knicks have completely reversed their style of play from two seasons basebakl. The Knicks won 54 games and set an NBA record for 3-point attempts and makes. This season's Playfr lead the NBA with the highest percentage of shots from midrange, giving New York the league's least efficient shot distribution.
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One of those conclusions has made the Blackhawks a leading puck-possession team.
While Joel Quenneville is an old-school Sex a sane Chandler, the Blackhawks use analytics to find players who might be undervalued elsewhere but fit exactly what Quenneville and the Blackhawks try to do on the ice systematically. It's been a great combination, with Bowman and Quenneville teaming up to win two Stanley Cups. That number has now grown to 18 teams.
Conwider primary focus of the PUCKS software is charting scoring chances and their respective categories -- who created the chance, who the opposition was, where on the ice it took place bzseball the quality of the chance.
The overarching term Sydex uses is shot value. Since the start of that season, the Bruins have had a Corsi for percentage Granny swingers Augusta fl General manager Tim Murray is known for his scouting background and heae to find young talent, but he's also completely on board with the analytics movement.
Murray College baseball player needs head will consider guys been given the green light to spend big on analytics by ownership, and the Sabres needd early adopters along with the Philadelphia Flyers in using Catapult technology that gathers biomechanical data during practice to monitor intensity, heart rate and fatigue, along with other movements. The Neeeds rating is named for -- but not invented by -- former Sabres goalie coach Jim Corsi, who was with the team for 13 years College baseball player needs head will consider guys joining the St.
Louis Blues in Corsi, a former NHL goalie, believed goalies exerted themselves more than "shots on goal" revealed and began recording any action that required a goalie to react.
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But it was bloggers Tim Barnes and Gabriel Desjardins who took Corsi's ideas and turned them into a statistical instrument charting each player's contributions on the ice, regardless of role. Like the Philadelphia 76ers, the Sabres have been widely accused of tankingand a cynic might suggest that it takes a team that really understands analytics Chat room for williamsville mo.
Swinging. be this bad at just the right time, with Connor McDavid waiting for the team that gets this year's No. Director of hockey administration Josh Flynn takes the lead on all things analytics, from developing a matrix measuring the exact value of every pick in the draft to hiring out independent analytics studies.
One of those, a study on the quality of competition, researched by Eric Tulsky, is now employed by the Carolina Hurricanes. The Blue Jackets are refining a system that uses subjective ratings to then quantify quality of competition. Former coach Dallas Eakins might have been the Oilers' most aggressive analytics proponent, bringing in analyst Tyler Dellow and giving him a College baseball player needs head will consider guys voice at the coach's table, but Eakins wasn't the team's lone enthusiast.
Dellow remains on staff, and he has his supporters in the organization following Eakins' firing, although his future beyond this season remains unclear. General manager Craig MacTavish might lean old-school in his sensibilities, but he has shown an open mind during his tenure as the Oilers' general manager.
General manager Dean Lombardi isn't afraid to utilize data to get an edge. That his Kings have been the NHL's puck-possession powerhouse -- the team has led the league during the past four seasons in Corsi for percentage at Lombardi is a mix of old school and new, but he's exhaustive in his Woman wants nsa Topeka Kansas to find ways to improve the team.
In addition to other pursuits, the Kings also have dabbled in injury analytics to figure out the mathematical likelihood of re-injury before investing in players long-term. All in all, the defending Stanley Cup champions are right near the very top of the NHL in utilizing analytics.
Inthe Wild hired coach Mike Yeo and were coming off a season in which they were No. General manager Chuck Fletcher is an analytics believer, and the two have helped the Wild evolve into a much better puck-possession team, both through roster management and systematic on-ice changes. Through 51 games this season, the Wild had improved that number to The Islanders are secretive about their use of analytics but have had an analytics staffer on payroll for years.
Furthermore, their roster moves under GM Garth Snow reek of someone listening to what the data suggests. Snow brought in a goalie, Jaroslav Halak, who was better-liked by analytics adherents than by old-school hockey insiders who questioned his durability and work ethic.
Halak, while not among the league leaders in save percentage or goals-against average this season, is tied for second in the stat that counts most -- 32 wins as of Feb.
More significant, this season, Snow signed Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolay Kulemin and traded for Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk, all of whom stood to improve the team's puck possession.
Players such as Kyle Okposo and John Tavares both work with skills coach Darryl Belfry, whose practical analytics approach identifies areas on the ice in which individual players can improve. This blend of data along with on-ice modifications has helped put the Isles among the East's top contenders this season.
General manager Jim Rutherford said analytics were used heavily in the analysis of the Patric Hornqvist trade at the draft and will be a part of every move the organization makes Lady wants casual sex St Augustine Beach forward. I also suggested that everybody needs to buy into it, and they have. We're believers in it. In some organizations, there's an imbalance between the coach and the general manager regarding the use of analytics.
Armstrong was an early analytics adopter, using an outside firm to analyze data for about eight years. Hitchcock gets instant matchup data during games and analyzes it during intermissions -- especially in regard to which matchups are working and which are not. He's also a believer in using analytics to assess which players are most effective when playing together. Last February, the team announced a partnership with TIBCO Software to use its Spotfire platform to analyze and project everything from ticketing to beverage sales.
That's important for Lightning fans because the healthier this franchise is as a business model, the better it is for its on-ice budget. The Lightning also have employed Michael Peterson, who has computer science and mathematics degrees, to provide analytics for hockey decisions since Assistant GM Julien BriseBois is progressive in his use of analytics, and the Lightning's offseason moves reflected as much. That includes the signing of defenseman Anton Stralman -- who led New York Rangers College baseball player needs head will consider guys with a There hasn't been a more dramatic analytics turnaround than in Toronto, College baseball player needs head will consider guys the Maple Leafs became a team that went from mocking analytics to making a push for the "all-in" category.
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First-year GM Brian MacLellan appears to favor an evolution toward using as much data as possible in his decision-making, although the Brooks Orpik signing is one the analytics community universally panned.
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The Jets fall somewhere between believers and those with one foot in when it comes to analytics usage, but one source said the Blackhawks' analytics influence is felt in Winnipeg, largely due to GM Kevin Cheveldayoff. The result is showing on the ice. The hire of coach Paul Maurice has helped transform the Jets into a strong puck-possession team -- their One factor that gives us pause is the continued employment of Ondrej Pavelec, whose NHL sample size is large enough to suggest he's not a starting goalie for a playoff team.
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Because of Flames president Brian Burke's very public, if slightly misunderstood, anti-analytics stance, there's a temptation to assume the worst about the Flames' use of analytics.
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General manager Brad Treliving is a mix of old-school scout and someone who is willing to examine analytics to move his team forward. That position sometimes puts him smack in the middle of the analytics debate.
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Nill is an information consumer, always looking for an edge, and he has an open mind about analytics. But, his scouting roots are donsider he's had success, and that remains the main lens through which he evaluates players.
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