October 9, 2009

Andre Iguodala: The Unappreciated All Star

Filed under: Uncategorized — wwinston @ 9:52 am

 

It saddens me that Andre Iguodala did not make the All-Star Team last year. Using Adjusted +/- we have him as the NBA’s 7th best player in 08-09. We estimate he  is 11.46 points better than an average player. He is 3.64 points better than average and 7.82 points better than average on defense. I believe most followers of the NBA do not fully appreciate AI’s defensive contributions. Below we see how well the 76ers played last year with AI in and AI out paired with other players. For example, with Young (another good player) in and AI in Philly was 5.36 points better than average but with Young in and AI out Philly played 8.59 points worse than average. Adjusted +/- is simply a weighted average of what AI contributed after adjusting for the abilities of the other 9 guys on the court. How could AI not make the all-star team? I do not understand!

 

 

AI In

AI out

 

Dalembert

2.928566

-8.70873

 

Green

2.641467

-16.5876

 

Iguodala

2.342324

dnp

 

Miller

4.211964

-14.6099

Player in

Young

5.356307

-8.59313

 

Speights

-2.57592

-15.7335

 

Ivey

-9.41094

-18.4877

 

Williams

0.698581

-12.5354

 

Evans

-2.16261

-13.3082

 

Brand

3.072529

-14.3528

 

Ratliff

2.648299

-10.8889

5 Comments »

  1. Mr. Winston, looking at some adjust +/- stats, I noticed Dirk actually had a negative +/- last season. Considering he’s the franchise player of the team you work for, what do you make of it? Should he not have been an All Star?

    Comment by Simon — October 9, 2009 @ 6:06 pm

  2. We had dirk as +7

    Comment by wwinston — October 9, 2009 @ 6:38 pm

  3. Do have any links to the adj +/- stats for each team or a list of the top 25 players or so for last year?

    Comment by Italian Stallion — October 9, 2009 @ 8:40 pm

  4. http://basketballvalue.com/topplayers.php?year=2009%20playoffs&mode=summary&sortnumber=94&sortorder=DESC

    That system is different than the one Mr. Winston is using, but it is one view of adj +/-.

    Comment by SixersFanDucky — October 10, 2009 @ 12:36 am

  5. And I screwed up. That’s for the playoffs. This one is for the reg season:

    http://basketballvalue.com/topplayers.php?mode=summary&sortnumber=94&sortorder=DESC&year=2008-2009

    Comment by SixersFanDucky — October 10, 2009 @ 12:37 am

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