Posted by felonius on 2/14/2014 3:10:00 PM (view original):
I would challenge the attendees to discuss and unpack their relevant observations regarding the following thesis points:
are turnovers subject to too much aberrant/outlier behavior(more or less than other stat categories)?
should WiS make TOV% a searchable stat (this one's for you ash)?
consider the weighting of other potential modifying factors (opp stl%, pace et al) - what could they be? how should they be weighted in your opinion?
1) based on the data of hundreds of teams... yes.
2) Let's see... it's a MAJOR stat driver of the engine that determines one of the most important aspects of the game (turning the ball over directly leads to less points for you & more for your opponent) and is involved in determining a player's salary. Not only should the stat be displayed, it should be a searchable & sortable stat in the draft center. That it isn't is even more of an outrage now than it was when I asked for it five years ago.
3) real life rate, pace of your offense, if defense is pressing, man defender's stl% & to a lesser degree the stl% of other defenders, & the two possession penalties... I can't even start with how they should be weighted, but seeing that there are at least 7 things here effecting it, go back to question 1's YES, please.