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

By Dean Oliver

trip "inside the numbers" for a great set of statistical instruments and ideas which may support clarify the profitable, or wasting, methods of a basketball crew. Basketball on Paper doesn’t diagram performs or clarify how gamers get suit, yet in its place demonstrates the way to interpret participant and staff functionality.

Dean Oliver highlights basic suggestions for groups whilst they’re profitable or wasting and what elements might be the point of interest in both scenario. He describes and quantifies the roles of crew leaders and position gamers, then discusses the interactions among gamers and the way to accomplish the simplest healthy. Oliver conceptualizes the which means of teamwork and the way to quantify the worth of alternative different types of avid gamers operating jointly. He examines traditionally winning NBA groups and identifies what made them such a success: person expertise, a approach of placing avid gamers jointly, or stable training.

Oliver then makes use of those statistical instruments and case stories to judge the easiest gamers in historical past, reminiscent of Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, invoice Russell, and Charles Barkley and the way they contributed to their groups’ good fortune. He does an identical for many of the NBA’s "oddball" players-Manute Bol, Muggsy Bogues, and Dennis Rodman and for the WNBA’s best players.

Basketball on Paper is exclusive in its incorporation of commercial and analytical recommendations in the context of basketball to degree the worth of avid gamers in a cooperative surroundings. even if you’re searching for ideas or new principles to throw out whereas staring at the ballgame at a activities bar, Dean Oliver’sBasketball on Paper offers you notable new insights into teamwork, training, and success.

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