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Archive for March, 2010

Ariza-Artest

31st March 2010

Trevor Ariza in Ron Artest's old role:

Player Yr Tm G Min ORtg %Pos DRtg Floor% Stops Stop% SPM DPA
Trevor Ariza 2010 HOU 64 2360 97.3 21.2 105.7 0.436 491.8 0.534 1.53 0.77
Ron Artest 2009 HOU 69 2452 104.1 23.7 103.4 0.458 483.7 0.525 3.43 0.73
Player Yr Tm T/Min %Pass %Shoot %Fouled %TO
Trevor Ariza 2010 HOU 1.11 53 34 7 5
Ron Artest 2009 HOU 1.14 49 38 8 5
Player Yr Tm MPG P/36 2P% 3P% FT% TS% qAst %FGA FTr 3Ptd
Trevor Ariza 2010 HOU 36.9 14.4 42.7 32.1 65.7 47.6 55.6% 22.2% 22.4 40.0
Ron Artest 2009 HOU 35.5 17.6 40.2 39.9 74.8 51.2 55.7% 25.7% 25.3 36.9
Player Yr Tm AsR ToR PPR OR% DR% Blk% Stl%
Trevor Ariza 2010 HOU 16.3 14.6 0.76 3.1 14.5 1.0 2.5
Ron Artest 2009 HOU 16.2 12.8 0.52 3.2 13.4 0.7 2.3

Ron Artest in Trevor Ariza's old role:

Player Yr Tm G Min ORtg %Pos DRtg Floor% Stops Stop% SPM DPA
Ron Artest 2010 LAL 69 2363 106.2 16.3 104.3 0.476 449.7 0.490 0.94 0.75
Trevor Ariza 2009 LAL 82 1998 112.4 16.7 102.2 0.520 450.4 0.574 3.20 1.78
Player Yr Tm T/Min %Pass %Shoot %Fouled %TO
Ron Artest 2010 LAL 0.90 57 31 7 5
Trevor Ariza 2009 LAL 0.82 51 35 9 5
Player Yr Tm MPG P/36 2P% 3P% FT% TS% qAst %FGA FTr 3Ptd
Ron Artest 2010 LAL 34.2 11.7 45.5 36.3 67.3 51.9 53.1% 16.3% 25.6 40.0
Trevor Ariza 2009 LAL 24.4 12.8 52.6 31.9 71.0 54.4 59.7% 16.9% 28.4 32.0
Player Yr Tm AsR ToR PPR OR% DR% Blk% Stl%
Ron Artest 2010 LAL 12.7 14.8 1.09 4.4 9.8 0.7 2.2
Trevor Ariza 2009 LAL 10.4 13.3 0.48 6.4 13.5 0.9 3.5

Conclusions? They both left roles they were better suited for and went to roles they're not a terrific fit in. Ariza is much better at his old role (and Artest's current one) than Artest is. Artest is much better at his old role (and Ariza's current one) than Ariza is.

In other words, everything we thought was true last summer... Turned out to be true.

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McDonald’s All-American Rosters Updated

31st March 2010

The annual McDonald's High School All-American Game is tonight, so just a quick reminder that you can find the boys' team rosters from this year (and every year since the 1st McDonald's game in 1977) here at Basketball-Reference, under the Awards section of the site. Congrats to all the selections, and good luck to them in the next stage of their hoops careers.

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Most Dominant Playoff Tournament: Pool A, Round 2

31st March 2010

Now it's time for the second-round series from Pool A, courtesy of WhatIfSports (click on series links for game-by-game box scores):

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CBB: How Often Does the Nation’s Best Team Win the National Championship?

31st March 2010

Note: This post was originally published at College Basketball Reference, S-R's brand-new College Hoops site, so when you're done reading, go over and check it out!

In a variation on a running theme (one that's especially pertinent given the early departures of Syracuse, Kansas, & Kentucky from this year's tourney), I wanted to know how often the "best" (i.e., most talented, most dominant over the entire season, etc.) team wins the NCAA Tournament. We know that the NFL's best team wins the Super Bowl about 24% of the time, that the best team in baseball wins the World Series about 29% of the team (or at least, they did back in the 1980s when Bill James studied the issue), and that the NBA's best team wins the Finals almost half of the time... So what's your guess for college basketball?

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Posted in NCAA, SRS, Statgeekery | 5 Comments »

BBR News: Player and Team Streak Finders

30th March 2010

I would like to announce the addition of two new tools to the BBR Play Index: the Player Streak Finder and the Team Streak Finder. Please read on for more information.

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Posted in Announcements, Site Features | 3 Comments »

CBB: Best Final Four Fields (1980-2010)

30th March 2010

Note: This post was originally published at College Basketball Reference, S-R's brand-new College Hoops site, so when you're done reading, go over and check it out!

With Baylor and Tennessee in contention for a pair of Final Four slots on Sunday, we had the possibility of a Butler-West Virginia-Baylor-Tennessee group emerging from the regional finals, which would have been perhaps the least storied Final Four in recent history. Alas, Michigan State and Duke, two of the more successful schools of all time, crashed the Final Four party -- but they also left us with an eclectic 4-team group that will provide ample storylines over the coming week. How does this year's crop compare to past Final Fours in terms of the talent of the teams involved? Let's take a look:

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Posted in NCAA, SRS, Statgeekery | 1 Comment »

Most Dominant Playoff Tournament: Pool D, Round 2

29th March 2010

Now it's time for the second-round series from Pool D, courtesy of WhatIfSports (click on series links for game-by-game box scores):

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Posted in History, Just For Fun, Playoffs | 3 Comments »

BBR Rankings: 2010-03-26

26th March 2010

Rising: Jazz (L-@PHO, W-NOH, W-BOS, W-@TOR), Pacers (W-DET, W-OKC, W-@DET, W-WAS)
Falling: Rockets (L-BOS, W-@NYK, L-@CHI, L-@OKC, L-LAC), Nuggets (L-MIL, L-@NYK, L-@BOS)

(Want to know how the BBR Rankings are calculated? Read this first... "MLE" = Maximum Likelihood Estimate.)

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Most Dominant Playoff Tournament: Pool B, Round 2

26th March 2010

Now it's time for the second-round series from Pool B, courtesy of WhatIfSports (click on series links for game-by-game box scores):

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Posted in Insane ideas, Just For Fun, Playoffs | 7 Comments »

Most Dominant Playoff Tournament: Pool C, Round 2

25th March 2010

Now it's time for the second-round series from Pool C, courtesy of WhatIfSports (click on series links for game-by-game box scores):

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Posted in History, Just For Fun, Playoffs | 3 Comments »