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A Completely different set of Spins on the 2014 NBA draft

Counting the Baskets - Andrew Johnson @CountingBaskets

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Whaaaa????!??!!?!?

I've been following Andrew Johnson's work for awhile and first noted it in our dear beloved Celticsblog at the start of this season past when he plotted out who on the roster would make for the best choice at Point Guard. (Jordan Crawford!)

That was poo-poo'd a bit by the few that read his articles and analysis on the "whys" but, in retrospect, the guy was right. At that particular moment, with the roster as it was, Crawford was the best choice at PG.

So great, that doesn't mean much as even the blind squirrel can find the occasional nut but it's been enough for me to continue to follow his (grievously IMHO) under-followed blog postings.

He's come up with a set of 2014 Draft analisi (sp) that are markedly different than what the conventional wisdom has been trotting out using advanced statistical models, some of his own design, some co-opted from the world of advancedstat-dumb.

Warning, they're not easy reads and you may have to plod through a few of his previous posts in order to understand his logic and mechanisms for what he produces. I'm not any kind of advanced stat guru by any stretch of the imagination but there is a logic to what he's produced even though it may, at first glance, seem hogwashy.

Since we're in a bit of a doldrum in terms of new info RE:Mock drafts and real-deal info, I found it fun and interesting to see draft analysis that's gone down a different path and (sort of) knocked the CW on it's collective ear. As always YMMV.

Here's a link to an article called Linear Weights Ranking the Formulas which will help in understanding "what" he's using in his formulations (AWS) and here's a capture of one of his draft tables.......have fun and keep an open mind!

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