Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Preferential Teammates -- the best use of bandwidth EVER -- has just published its 2004-05 box score statistics for player pairs. Sacramento's is here.

This data looks incredibly valuable, and the fact that Roland Beech & Co. have more data on player pairs that they haven't released should ensure that the guy gets hired by a franchise as a consultant in the near future.

The website explains much better than we can, but let's try to sum it in a couple sentences: you can see how a teammate being on the floor affected a player - data available includes +/-, offensive and defensive efficiency, FG%, field goal attempts and points and rebounds and assists and turnovers and blocks and steals and free throw attempts per 40 -- and more.

So, with this data, we can see that last season, Mike Bibby's FG% was 9.1% better when Matt Barnes was on the floor than when Peja Stojakovic was (though there was 122 minutes when Peja and Matt were both on the floor -- we assume Mike was playing at least some of those minutes, as well). Brian Skinner's FG% fell 12.9% when Maurice Evans was playing with him. Playing alongside Kevin Martin raised Peja's FG% 5.6%, while playing with Evans dropped Peja's FG% 6.5%.

I've ripped a majority of the Sacramento data and slapped it into a spreadsheet, and in the next few days will try to find fun stuff within it.


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Tom Ziller

The Sacramento Kings are a tough act to follow, literally.

SKB does the dirty work so you can forget about the blood, sweat and tears.

Oh, you'll still need the tears in April, though.

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