by Ken Pomeroy on Thursday, September 1, 2011
When the player history pages were introduced a few weeks ago, my hope was that they would become something more than just a listing of a player’s advanced stats during his career. Ideally, it would provide you with a complete description of the player’s role and abilities. Today represents a small step towards that ideal as I’ve added player comparables to those pages. This is a tool I’ve had in spreadsheet form for a few years and was previously described here.
Basically, the tool finds the five players with the stats most similar to the player being examined. There’s a more complete description at basketball-reference.com although my formulation differs slightly from theirs. I’m including the following 13 stats using the relative influence of each listed.
Team Rating (4x)
Off Rating (3x)