I absolutely love John Hollinger of ESPN.com and his attempts to quantify basketball as if this was a Moneyball baseball type of sport. He comes up with such gems as
THE HAWKS BEING THE BEST TEAM IN THE NBA, while ranking the Lakers 11th.
He’s a decent writer and I laud his efforts, but there is something severely wrong with his formulas. For instance, he ranks Brandon Jennings as the 11th Best Player in the League, with Kevin Martin 6th. Both are fine players, but cmon buddy – this REEKS of ‘Moneyball says J.D. Drew is a great player’ mentality.
Get over yourself, and ESPN – GET OVER HOLLINGER’S PER AND POWER RANKINGS. Scout games with your EYES, not a calculator.