Sammy Sofa wrote:That's why I keep asking if BR's numbers are any good; they seemingly have these cumulative rating and value stats, but are they just bunk at this point?
From a purely subjective meatball standpoint, I picked half a dozen "best NBA players of all time" lists from within the last two years byt recognizable sites/magazines/channels, and literally all of them, oddly, had Wade and Pippen at about 25-24, with Pippen coming out just ahead.
Hard to say really. It's the site I go to cuz it has everything. I'm not sure where else to go for advanced metrics? Is there a NBA fangraphs website out there yet? There's landofbasketball.com, but I haven't check it out enough yet. I don't think they have figured out the advanced metrics yet as it's still "new" compared to MLB, but It's not complete bunk either.
I like PER, WS/48, and BPM when I'm comparing players. It's more rates based for comparsion, but NBA is more suited for that than MLB imo because how do you compare a guy who plays 82 games/37 mins a game (Lebron) and a guy who play 51 games/32 mins (Curry) or 63/30 (Embiid) as an example?
WS/VORP is fine if you're just looking at career total as a quick glance type of thing.
I think people will rank Wade ahead of Pippen as time goes on.