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Old 11-08-2012, 02:02 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by DocHoliday99 View Post
Both of you addressed the 2 points that concerned me the most about DanH's stat post. The 1st is that comparing starters and bench players through the +/- is completely unfair to both groups of players. If our starters played against the opposing team's bench and our bench players played against their starters, I'm sure that +/- will look completely different. The second is a +/- comparison after 5 games - that sample is not just small but when you combine with point 1 it makes the +/- completely misleading.
The way our starters have been playing (outside of Lowry), I'd take that bet. Obviously the numbers won't remain the same, but I see no reason why the new numbers wouldn't have the same conclusion. It will simply be a matter of scale.
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