The Height and Other Stuff page contains data on a team’s height at each position and statistics that describe a team’s experience and bench usage. All of these are estimates dependent on certain assumptions.
– Overall average height is computed by taking the average listed height of every player on the team, weighted by minutes played. Players that have played less than 10% of their team’s minutes are not included.
– To calculate the positional height data, the minutes played for each team are ordered by height. Thus the 20% of minutes played by the tallest players are assumed to be center minutes, the next 20% are assumed to be power forward minutes, etc.
– Effective height is the average of the center and power forward position. The rationale for this is described in more detail here.
– The experience value is in terms of years of college experience where a player’s eligibility class is assumed to determine this. For the purposes of the calculation, a freshman has zero years of experience, a sophomore has one year of experience, etc.
– Like the average height calculation, the experience calculation weights the experience of each player on the roster based on minutes played. Players that have played less than 10% of their team’s minutes are not included.
– Bench minutes are computed by assuming that the starters are the five players that have played the most minutes on the season. The minutes of remaining players are all assumed to be bench minutes. Players that have played less than 10% of their team’s minutes are not included.