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Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by lightningbolt, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. DXtreme

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    I don't really care about his inconsistent, anyone can be that. But I do know Lin has never been on a losing team as a starter no matter how bad the world thinks of that team, and that must mean something.
     
  2. lightningbolt

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    Sure thing, dude. Here it is in JSON format. The important fields in each entry are "full_name" (the player's name), "season" (eg, "1993-94"), and "season_data" which contains the gamelogs for the given player in the given season. The other fields are for convenience and were pulled from the season_data field. What this data doesn't have are the means, standard deviations and consistency quotients.
     
  3. iJHolmes

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    i sotra agree with this too. Parsons had a bad slump at one point in the season. Nobody really calls him out on it much because he showed his worth in the playoffs. i think playoffs play a big role too, because thats where it counts most
     
  4. jtr

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    Thank you. I will play around with it and use it as a template if I decide to get serious. Much obliged. I can steal more code in 5 minutes than I can write in a week. One of my software engineering commandments.
     
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  5. lightningbolt

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    Average CQ: 44.2
    
    RK   NAME                SEASON   MEAN   STDEV  CQ
    1    Tim Hardaway        1991-92  10.0   3.0    30.4
    2    Terry Porter        1987-88  10.1   3.3    32.4
    3    Muggsy Bogues       1989-90  10.7   3.5    33.1
    4    Mark Price          1988-89  8.4    2.8    33.7
    5    Tim Hardaway        1990-91  9.7    3.3    34.3
    6    Kevin Johnson       1989-90  11.4   4.0    35.4
    7    Andre Miller        2001-02  10.9   3.9    35.5
    8    Deron Williams      2007-08  10.5   3.7    35.6
    9    Mark Jackson        1988-89  8.6    3.1    36.0
    10   Jay Humphries       1986-87  7.7    2.8    36.2
    11   Terry Porter        1986-87  8.9    3.2    36.2
    12   Pooh Richardson     1991-92  8.4    3.0    36.5
    13   Pooh Richardson     1990-91  9.0    3.3    37.1
    14   Andre Miller        2000-01  8.0    3.0    37.3
    15   Raymond Felton      2007-08  7.4    2.8    38.2
    16   Kenny Anderson      1993-94  9.6    3.7    38.3
    17   Eric Murdock        1992-93  7.6    3.0    39.0
    18   Damon Stoudamire    1996-97  8.8    3.5    40.3
    19   Sherman Douglas     1990-91  8.5    3.5    40.4
    20   Brian Shaw          1990-91  7.6    3.1    40.4
    21   Steve Francis       2000-01  6.5    2.7    41.3
    22   Jeremy Lin          2012-13  6.1    2.5    41.3
    23   T.J. Ford           2006-07  7.9    3.3    41.5
    24   Damon Stoudamire    1997-98  8.2    3.4    41.9
    25   Kirk Hinrich        2004-05  6.4    2.7    42.0
    26   Jarrett Jack        2006-07  5.3    2.2    42.1
    27   Mark Price          1987-88  6.0    2.6    42.7
    28   Eric Murdock        1993-94  6.7    2.8    42.8
    29   Nick Van Exel       1994-95  8.2    3.5    42.8
    30   Jameer Nelson       2006-07  4.3    1.8    43.1
    31   Vern Fleming        1985-86  6.3    2.7    43.4
    32   Kenny Smith         1988-89  7.7    3.3    43.5
    33   Gary Grant          1990-91  8.6    3.8    43.6
    34   Mark Jackson        1989-90  7.4    3.2    43.7
    35   Jason Williams      1999-00  7.3    3.2    43.8
    36   Johnny Dawkins      1987-88  7.4    3.3    44.4
    37   Nick Van Exel       1995-96  6.9    3.1    44.6
    38   Gary Payton         1991-92  6.2    2.8    44.7
    39   Jason Williams      2000-01  5.4    2.4    44.9
    40   Mookie Blaylock     1990-91  6.1    2.8    45.0
    41   Luke Ridnour        2005-06  7.0    3.1    45.2
    42   Luke Ridnour        2004-05  5.9    2.7    45.3
    43   Jay Humphries       1985-86  6.4    2.9    45.3
    44   Ty Lawson           2011-12  6.6    3.0    45.6
    45   Vern Fleming        1986-87  5.8    2.7    46.0
    46   D.J. Augustin       2010-11  6.1    2.8    46.8
    47   Jamaal Tinsley      2002-03  7.5    3.6    47.7
    48   Evan Turner         2012-13  4.3    2.1    48.1
    49   Gary Payton         1992-93  4.9    2.4    49.1
    50   Kirk Hinrich        2005-06  6.3    3.1    49.6
    51   Devin Harris        2006-07  3.7    1.9    50.6
    52   Michael Adams       1987-88  6.1    3.1    50.8
    53   Aaron Brooks        2009-10  5.3    2.7    51.4
    54   Mookie Blaylock     1991-92  6.8    3.5    51.4
    55   Jeff Teague         2011-12  4.9    2.5    51.8
    56   Winston Garland     1988-89  6.4    3.3    51.9
    57   Carlos Arroyo       2003-04  5.0    2.6    52.5
    58   Rex Chapman         1990-91  3.6    1.9    53.4
    59   Darren Collison     2010-11  5.1    2.8    54.2
    60   Rumeal Robinson     1991-92  5.5    3.0    54.5
    61   Rodney Stuckey      2009-10  4.8    2.7    56.3
    62   Smush Parker        2005-06  3.7    2.1    56.6
    63   Darrick Martin      1996-97  4.1    2.4    56.9
    64   Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf  1992-93  4.2    2.4    57.5
    65   Isaiah Thomas       2012-13  4.0    2.6    65.5
     
  6. lightningbolt

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    Average CQ: 34.9
    
    RK   NAME                SEASON   MEAN   STDEV  CQ
    1    Kevin Johnson       1989-90  0.502  0.1    23.1
    2    Pooh Richardson     1991-92  0.461  0.1    23.1
    3    Pooh Richardson     1990-91  0.464  0.1    23.9
    4    Tim Hardaway        1990-91  0.477  0.1    25.7
    5    Tim Hardaway        1991-92  0.457  0.1    26.5
    6    Sherman Douglas     1990-91  0.496  0.1    26.6
    7    Steve Francis       2000-01  0.452  0.1    26.7
    8    Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf  1992-93  0.446  0.1    27.3
    9    Mark Price          1987-88  0.500  0.1    27.8
    10   Deron Williams      2007-08  0.505  0.1    29.1
    11   Aaron Brooks        2009-10  0.434  0.1    29.5
    12   Kirk Hinrich        2004-05  0.391  0.1    29.5
    13   Rodney Stuckey      2009-10  0.396  0.1    29.6
    14   Kenny Smith         1988-89  0.455  0.1    29.7
    15   Mark Jackson        1988-89  0.476  0.1    30.2
    16   Mark Price          1988-89  0.525  0.2    30.7
    17   Kenny Anderson      1993-94  0.414  0.1    31.8
    18   Damon Stoudamire    1996-97  0.399  0.1    31.8
    19   Andre Miller        2000-01  0.458  0.1    32.0
    20   Raymond Felton      2007-08  0.410  0.1    32.1
    21   Gary Payton         1992-93  0.484  0.2    32.5
    22   Winston Garland     1988-89  0.439  0.1    32.5
    23   Nick Van Exel       1995-96  0.401  0.1    32.5
    24   Johnny Dawkins      1987-88  0.479  0.2    32.6
    25   Ty Lawson           2011-12  0.488  0.2    32.7
    26   Jay Humphries       1986-87  0.462  0.2    32.7
    27   Damon Stoudamire    1997-98  0.396  0.1    32.7
    28   Eric Murdock        1993-94  0.452  0.1    32.9
    29   Andre Miller        2001-02  0.450  0.1    33.0
    30   Rex Chapman         1990-91  0.436  0.1    33.0
    31   Nick Van Exel       1994-95  0.405  0.1    34.0
    32   Jeremy Lin          2012-13  0.434  0.1    34.2
    33   Vern Fleming        1985-86  0.508  0.2    34.9
    34   Kirk Hinrich        2005-06  0.414  0.1    35.0
    35   Terry Porter        1987-88  0.524  0.2    35.0
    36   Terry Porter        1986-87  0.502  0.2    35.2
    37   Rumeal Robinson     1991-92  0.449  0.2    35.4
    38   Brian Shaw          1990-91  0.459  0.2    35.4
    39   Eric Murdock        1992-93  0.457  0.2    35.5
    40   Evan Turner         2012-13  0.401  0.1    35.9
    41   Jameer Nelson       2006-07  0.421  0.2    36.4
    42   Jason Williams      1999-00  0.360  0.1    36.7
    43   T.J. Ford           2006-07  0.435  0.2    36.8
    44   Darren Collison     2010-11  0.458  0.2    36.9
    45   D.J. Augustin       2010-11  0.405  0.1    36.9
    46   Muggsy Bogues       1989-90  0.487  0.2    37.2
    47   Jeff Teague         2011-12  0.468  0.2    37.4
    48   Mookie Blaylock     1991-92  0.424  0.2    37.5
    49   Isaiah Thomas       2012-13  0.429  0.2    37.8
    50   Mookie Blaylock     1990-91  0.394  0.1    38.0
    51   Luke Ridnour        2005-06  0.418  0.2    39.0
    52   Vern Fleming        1986-87  0.484  0.2    39.2
    53   Smush Parker        2005-06  0.438  0.2    39.3
    54   Michael Adams       1987-88  0.447  0.2    39.8
    55   Jay Humphries       1985-86  0.468  0.2    39.8
    56   Jarrett Jack        2006-07  0.441  0.2    39.9
    57   Carlos Arroyo       2003-04  0.448  0.2    40.8
    58   Luke Ridnour        2004-05  0.403  0.2    42.2
    59   Gary Grant          1990-91  0.426  0.2    44.0
    60   Devin Harris        2006-07  0.472  0.2    44.7
    61   Gary Payton         1991-92  0.435  0.2    45.3
    62   Jason Williams      2000-01  0.384  0.2    46.2
    63   Mark Jackson        1989-90  0.439  0.2    49.3
    64   Jamaal Tinsley      2002-03  0.380  0.2    50.2
    65   Darrick Martin      1996-97  0.403  0.2    50.7
     
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    Average CQ: 24.2
    
    RK   NAME                SEASON   MEAN   STDEV  CQ
    1    Kevin Johnson       1989-90  121.5  19.9   16.4
    2    Pooh Richardson     1990-91  109.0  19.1   17.5
    3    Sherman Douglas     1990-91  106.4  18.8   17.6
    4    Tim Hardaway        1991-92  113.5  21.0   18.5
    5    Pooh Richardson     1991-92  106.3  19.7   18.5
    6    Jay Humphries       1986-87  108.7  21.4   19.7
    7    Terry Porter        1987-88  119.0  23.7   19.9
    8    Tim Hardaway        1990-91  113.8  23.0   20.2
    9    Rodney Stuckey      2009-10  101.7  20.7   20.4
    10   Eric Murdock        1992-93  110.2  22.6   20.5
    11   Steve Francis       2000-01  112.9  23.2   20.5
    12   Nick Van Exel       1995-96  109.4  22.5   20.6
    13   Terry Porter        1986-87  112.8  23.4   20.7
    14   Damon Stoudamire    1996-97  108.5  22.6   20.8
    15   Mark Jackson        1988-89  113.9  23.8   20.9
    16   Andre Miller        2000-01  109.0  22.9   21.0
    17   Rumeal Robinson     1991-92  100.6  21.2   21.0
    18   Kenny Anderson      1993-94  105.9  22.6   21.3
    19   Johnny Dawkins      1987-88  112.9  24.1   21.4
    20   Winston Garland     1988-89  105.2  22.5   21.4
    21   Damon Stoudamire    1997-98  105.8  22.8   21.5
    22   Kenny Smith         1988-89  104.5  22.5   21.6
    23   Deron Williams      2007-08  118.5  26.1   22.0
    24   Aaron Brooks        2009-10  106.9  23.6   22.0
    25   Mark Price          1988-89  122.1  27.1   22.2
    26   Andre Miller        2001-02  114.8  26.1   22.7
    27   Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf  1992-93  105.3  24.0   22.8
    28   Brian Shaw          1990-91  108.7  24.7   22.8
    29   Vern Fleming        1985-86  109.0  25.1   23.0
    30   Eric Murdock        1993-94  109.3  25.2   23.1
    31   Raymond Felton      2007-08  102.9  23.9   23.2
    32   Muggsy Bogues       1989-90  115.1  26.8   23.3
    33   Kirk Hinrich        2004-05  103.1  24.1   23.4
    34   Vern Fleming        1986-87  112.0  26.3   23.5
    35   Mark Price          1987-88  114.5  27.3   23.8
    36   Jameer Nelson       2006-07  101.2  24.5   24.2
    37   Nick Van Exel       1994-95  112.0  27.3   24.4
    38   Luke Ridnour        2005-06  108.5  26.7   24.6
    39   Carlos Arroyo       2003-04  103.7  25.6   24.7
    40   Ty Lawson           2011-12  116.1  28.7   24.7
    41   T.J. Ford           2006-07  102.5  25.4   24.7
    42   Mookie Blaylock     1991-92  106.7  26.6   25.0
    43   Jeremy Lin          2012-13  104.1  26.2   25.2
    44   Rex Chapman         1990-91  104.6  26.9   25.8
    45   Gary Grant          1990-91  95.2   24.6   25.9
    46   Darren Collison     2010-11  105.0  27.4   26.1
    47   Michael Adams       1987-88  115.1  30.4   26.4
    48   Mark Jackson        1989-90  102.6  27.2   26.5
    49   Jeff Teague         2011-12  106.9  28.5   26.7
    50   D.J. Augustin       2010-11  111.7  30.1   26.9
    51   Gary Payton         1991-92  104.8  28.3   27.0
    52   Evan Turner         2012-13  93.6   25.4   27.2
    53   Gary Payton         1992-93  111.2  30.2   27.2
    54   Jay Humphries       1985-86  106.0  29.0   27.4
    55   Smush Parker        2005-06  105.6  29.3   27.8
    56   Kirk Hinrich        2005-06  105.6  29.4   27.9
    57   Isaiah Thomas       2012-13  109.6  31.2   28.4
    58   Devin Harris        2006-07  110.8  31.9   28.8
    59   Luke Ridnour        2004-05  111.5  32.4   29.1
    60   Jason Williams      1999-00  90.5   27.0   29.9
    61   Jarrett Jack        2006-07  108.4  32.6   30.1
    62   Mookie Blaylock     1990-91  94.4   29.5   31.3
    63   Jason Williams      2000-01  97.8   32.2   32.9
    64   Jamaal Tinsley      2002-03  93.9   34.3   36.6
    65   Darrick Martin      1996-97  109.5  44.3   40.5
     
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    Average CQ: 57.4
    
    RK   NAME                SEASON   MEAN   STDEV  CQ
    1    Kevin Johnson       1989-90  20.6   7.2    35.1
    2    Mark Price          1988-89  17.4   7.1    40.6
    3    Tim Hardaway        1990-91  19.7   8.3    42.1
    4    Terry Porter        1987-88  16.1   6.9    42.8
    5    Steve Francis       2000-01  16.5   7.1    42.9
    6    Deron Williams      2007-08  17.0   7.5    44.0
    7    Tim Hardaway        1991-92  19.1   8.4    44.2
    8    Andre Miller        2000-01  13.8   6.2    44.5
    9    Pooh Richardson     1991-92  14.1   6.4    45.3
    10   Pooh Richardson     1990-91  15.0   6.9    45.8
    11   Muggsy Bogues       1989-90  13.1   6.1    46.4
    12   Terry Porter        1986-87  13.7   6.4    46.7
    13   Mark Jackson        1988-89  15.2   7.3    48.0
    14   Sherman Douglas     1990-91  14.9   7.2    48.1
    15   Eric Murdock        1992-93  13.7   6.7    48.9
    16   Damon Stoudamire    1996-97  15.5   7.6    49.3
    17   Jay Humphries       1986-87  10.8   5.4    49.7
    18   Andre Miller        2001-02  16.6   8.3    49.7
    19   Rodney Stuckey      2009-10  11.1   5.6    50.1
    20   Winston Garland     1988-89  12.2   6.3    51.6
    21   Ty Lawson           2011-12  14.2   7.4    52.0
    22   Vern Fleming        1986-87  11.4   6.0    52.4
    23   Brian Shaw          1990-91  12.5   6.6    52.9
    24   Kenny Anderson      1993-94  15.5   8.3    53.2
    25   Damon Stoudamire    1997-98  13.9   7.4    53.2
    26   Vern Fleming        1985-86  12.7   6.8    53.6
    27   Johnny Dawkins      1987-88  14.1   7.6    53.8
    28   Raymond Felton      2007-08  11.3   6.2    54.5
    29   Mark Price          1987-88  13.4   7.3    54.9
    30   Eric Murdock        1993-94  13.8   7.6    55.0
    31   Nick Van Exel       1995-96  11.8   6.5    55.4
    32   Kenny Smith         1988-89  13.2   7.3    55.5
    33   Kirk Hinrich        2004-05  11.6   6.6    56.5
    34   Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf  1992-93  12.0   6.9    57.6
    35   Michael Adams       1987-88  12.9   7.5    57.9
    36   Aaron Brooks        2009-10  12.7   7.4    58.3
    37   Luke Ridnour        2005-06  10.8   6.3    58.4
    38   Nick Van Exel       1994-95  13.6   8.1    59.5
    39   T.J. Ford           2006-07  11.5   6.9    59.8
    40   Gary Payton         1992-93  11.6   7.1    60.9
    41   Mookie Blaylock     1991-92  12.4   7.6    61.6
    42   Jeff Teague         2011-12  10.5   6.5    61.7
    43   Rumeal Robinson     1991-92  9.7    6.0    61.9
    44   Kirk Hinrich        2005-06  11.9   7.5    62.8
    45   D.J. Augustin       2010-11  11.3   7.2    63.2
    46   Luke Ridnour        2004-05  8.9    5.6    63.7
    47   Rex Chapman         1990-91  10.5   6.7    63.8
    48   Mark Jackson        1989-90  9.9    6.3    63.8
    49   Jeremy Lin          2012-13  10.6   6.8    63.9
    50   Darren Collison     2010-11  10.2   6.6    65.2
    51   Gary Payton         1991-92  9.2    6.1    66.0
    52   Devin Harris        2006-07  8.1    5.4    66.0
    53   Jarrett Jack        2006-07  9.5    6.3    66.5
    54   Smush Parker        2005-06  9.0    6.1    67.7
    55   Carlos Arroyo       2003-04  9.0    6.1    67.8
    56   Evan Turner         2012-13  9.2    6.3    68.5
    57   Jay Humphries       1985-86  10.2   7.1    69.2
    58   Gary Grant          1990-91  8.8    6.2    70.4
    59   Isaiah Thomas       2012-13  10.0   7.3    72.4
    60   Jamaal Tinsley      2002-03  8.2    6.0    72.9
    61   Jameer Nelson       2006-07  8.4    6.2    73.4
    62   Jason Williams      1999-00  8.7    6.4    73.7
    63   Mookie Blaylock     1990-91  10.8   8.0    74.6
    64   Jason Williams      2000-01  7.7    5.8    74.9
    65   Darrick Martin      1996-97  7.8    6.7    86.2
     
  9. Sweet Lou 4 2

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    only thing that is consistent is that there's another Lin thread
     
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    Right now we need him to be solid, its not his fault, hes young, 2nd yr starter etc etc its just the situation has changed dramatically
     
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    Every young 3rd scoring option must be inconsistent. That is.
     
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    IMO Lin has all the potential in the world to be an star pg but, he must shoot better from 3, reduce the turnovers and play tough nose defense on a plethora of all-star pgs in the league. THE PROBLEM with Jeremy and why he will remain in question as a Houston Rocket,is what tangibles can he bring to the table when his shot is not falling which seems to be the key to getting him going. When he isn't hitting his jumper the rest of his game suffers, inconsistent play begins. He must bring his game to a contributing level when he is not scoring. If he could up his APG to 8 that would be awesome, rebounding must improve to.whether he is on that night scoring the ball or not what makes great PGs is what else can they give you.....?? At the moment Lin crashes but it may change with a good camp.IMJ
     
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    Dead on. For a point guard Lin has great size, exceptional speed and first step, good quickness, a sturdy body, great work rate during games, great work ethic in the gym etc., outstanding character and intelligence and is a mature and stable individual. These things are not teachable. What is not to like?

    Everything else is coaching, reps and practice. That is teachable. I believe that next season we see Lin 2.5. Better three point shooter, lower turn overs, more assists. I am very optimistic.
     
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    This is last season's pts scatter of some key players on Rockets team, Jeremy is not particular more inconsistent compare to any other player. So I think people think he is not consistent might be he did not reach people's expectation in terms of production, (pts/game). James have rather big swing too from game to game, however, since his average pts per game was pretty good, people don't really remember that. a 29 pt to 9 pt swing of Jeremy is harder to take compare to James 46 pt to 22 pt swing for sure.

    On the other hand, Parsons had equally big swing, but he is performing over expectation, whereas Jeremy is lower than expectation, (even everyone says they do not need Jeremy to perform at Linsanity level, but admit it or not, that is the expectation for him).

    Since Jeremy did have some games at Linsanity production occasionally, (38 pt spurs game, 29 pt Thunder game etc.), inconsistency would be the only conclusion as he did not have high enough number of games reaching that level.

    p.s. I think I posted this graph somewhere in CF, but I could not find it now. :( So sorry for those people who see this again.
     
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    Congradulations! Your reasoning with stats is superb and the effort you put into the research is exceptional. Your understanding of stats and your skills help clarifythe Lin inconsistency debate. We need more of your stat analysis .
     
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    Lin was consistent in the areas of assists and FG%.
     
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    perhaps rockets should just play him to his strengths and then trade him . EVERYONE happy.
     
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    If anything he is freaking consistent when he is involved and running like a PG.
    Which will never happen when Harden is playing, except in the first 2 games in last season. Frankly I think it wasn't too bad.
    Harden got his 30+ and Lin was 20 i think . :cool:
     
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    Lins per was rated 35 out of 50 PG's. His TOV% was 20. Actually this is not bad when all factors come in but all he has to do is this year go out and play better. 1 less TO a game. Make a few more 3's. Draw a few more fouls. The main thing is not to have a good game or two and then stink it up. One is forgiven for having a bad game now and again it is expected. It is another thing to never know which game that player is going to have. It makes them unreliable. New year coming.
     
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    This is a really great post. Thanks for doing what I would imagine is at least a few hours of work just to address this one issue. It's unfortunate that a lot of people are going to dismiss your analysis and your results because it doesn't fit their preconceived notion of "the truth".

    Per your results discussion, I think I know why you are seeing the higher-ceiling players show up at the top of the inconsistency list. Because of the way you are measuring "consistency" (as the standard deviation from the mean), you are basically showing the variance between each player's lowest and highest performances (variance = standard deviation ^ 2). A high-ceiling player like a Gary Payton in his first few seasons will invariably have the low-scoring games of any rookie or mediocre player, but will also show flashes where his talent will come through and put up fantastic numbers. This is, at least anecdotally, the same thing that Lin proponents argue is happening when he has a 7-point game followed up by a 38-point game followed by a 10-point game. It's not that he's "inconsistent" - it's that he has the capability to score more points than his peers. That's what is causing such a huge deviation from the mean.

    Now, to contrast, this doesn't mean that all good players are going to have high variance and all bad players are going to have low variance. If you are a bad player, you can be inconsistently bad, but your swings will be from 0 points to 4 points per game. If you are a good player, you can be consistently good, and just hover around 14-20 points per game (a much smaller variance than 4-30 points per game).

    Unfortunately, I think this analysis is actually incomplete. Variance in and of itself is not a good measure of consistency in the way that most people associate "consistent performance" with something. If a player has 1 game where he scores 0 points and 9 games where he scores 20 points, his variance is still going to be very close to if he had 2 games of 14 point and 8 games of 20 points (18.97 vs. 18.95).

    That being said, I do want to again thank you for doing a lot of this legwork. I think it's pretty interesting information. Personally, I would have to do a bit more thinking to come up with an analysis which I think would actually get at what you're trying to do here, so this is a pretty good start.
     

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