View Full Version : Consistency

08-28-2004, 07:54 PM
I'm bored, so I decided to see how consistent KG, TD, and JO are using deviation from scoring average. I was actually pretty surprised at the results.

JO - 4.394

KG - 6.97560

TD - 6.8930

Perhaps Duncan wasn't the model of consistency that everyone claims he was last season.

08-28-2004, 08:01 PM

08-28-2004, 08:04 PM
I think thats supposed to be how far they typically stray from their overall scoring average

08-28-2004, 08:18 PM
Yeah that's what it is, thanks Kstat. Sorry, I didn't really explain it too well.

08-28-2004, 09:42 PM
Yeah, I've noticed that about JO. He always gets about the same number of points. Good game, bad game, doesn't matter. His point total is always the same.

Jermaine's probably the best player to never have a 40-point game.

Lord Helmet
08-28-2004, 09:48 PM
What is Jermaine's career high in points?I thought it was 38.

08-30-2004, 12:21 PM
Is this career or last year? If its last year, the coaching and style of play might have something to do with it. (Just as an alternate theory)

It could show that Carlisle's gamplans are pretty consistent no matter who they play while Pop and Flip change things up a little more, depending on the opposition. (This sounds more reasonable with Minny to me, who have 3 guys that can play #1 in any particular game but less so with the Spurs who I don't really recall using Duncan as a #2 very often though Duncan isn't the type who would refuse to be #2 if the situation called for it.)

08-30-2004, 12:24 PM
So statistically speaking, are the values you show the "standard deviation"?

08-30-2004, 12:39 PM
You could also regress that against minutes - that variable will pick up the occasional game in which JO, KG or Duncan twists an ankle in the first quarter and has to take the rest of the night off.

08-30-2004, 12:51 PM
Yeah, you should be using standard deviations from the mean.

08-30-2004, 05:09 PM
I didn't count games where they didn't play many minutes. Every game was at least 30 minutes.

Yeah it was last years.

I wonder if Jermaine really is the best player to never go for 40. Who else hasn't that is really good?