Both Poker and Young were marked with an unattractive mark early in their careers, when they collected impressive per-game statistics for teams tied to the lottery. The idea may have helped pull Young out of this year’s All-Star Team when he was Atlanta Hawks Season 13-18 started while dealing with injuries for starters before reserves were announced. (The Hawks only went 28-13 the rest of the way.)
Now, with Young running Atlanta’s pair of turbulent streak, he wins as a lower seed, and holds a poker Phoenix Suns To advance 2-0 in the Western Conference Finals – without a star Chris Paul We must learn from their examples and forget a concept that has always made more sense in theory than in practice.
The clumsy relationship between individual and team success
I can understand where the concept of “good stats, bad team” originated from. Back when players were primarily evaluated based on their stats per game, specifically points per game, it was easy to confuse scoring for performance that translates into a win.
Without the evaluation framework provided by Advanced Stats, the team’s record was a shortcut to telling scammers from the original article.