Warning - MATH ahead!
Free agency is fun, especially if you feel your team is one or two players away from the promised land of a championship.
One of the things to take into consideration with free agency is how exactly a prospective free agent addition will "fit" with their new team.
That is not merely a matter of production, but moreso how well a player’s skillset meshes with their teammates.
It has been proven time and time again in professional sports that simply loading up on all-star talent is not a formula for success, nor can a team win merely by being one-dimensional – building a successful team requires bringing together the right combination of players, not necessarily the best players.
One way to look at player combinations beyond is in terms of a player’s style or function on a team. For example, knowing whether a player tends to be more of a scorer or a player who can influence the game without scoring or more interior than perimeter.
David Sparks’ playing style spectrum can be quite useful for looking at player combinations.
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