The first thing we do is go to nba.com and grab the
roster of the team we are interested in evaluating, then we do
each player, only do the 7 who are playing the most, the 5 starters and the 2 subs with the most minutes played.
Use a formula like this one...
+ Total Rebounds + Assists + Steals + Blocked Shots - Turnovers and Divide that total by minutes played.
number you get will look something like this, 0.85
Assume that number is 85, or multiply it by
100 to get 85
Now factor in his age
23-24-25-26-27 are prime years for
a player in this League, so for each player that is in this age group, we multiply
the total(the number 85 in above example) 1.25 times, so it's 85 x 1.25 = 106.25.
a player is 18-19-20-21-22 or 28-29-30-31-32 years of age, we just leave the original total and don't multiply it
by anything, so the 85 would remain 85.
a player is under 18 or 33 and over, we multiply their total by 0.75, so it would be 85 x 0.75 = 63.75.
we do the same for the playoff stats, we do the exact same formula except we multiply the total number 1.25 times,
so if the players playoff total is 0.80 or 80, we would do this, 80
x 1.25 = 100, then we factor in the age and come up with the
Take the 2 totals, the career stats and the playoff stats and add them together and
divide by 2, so if our players total was 85 in regular season
and 100 in the playoffs, his overall score is 92.50
The last part is to go over his career highlights
and look for these things, NBA Championships won, each one is worth
10 points, 5 points if they lost in the Finals, 10 points for Playoff MVP.
Add this bonus
to the score you came up with, 92.50 in the example above, so if a player won the NBA Champioship 2
times in his career, we add 20 points to the 92.50 = 112.50.
do this for each the top 7 players and the coach, for the coach we use this formula.
divided by total games coached, we might get a number like 0.73, which would be 73, we do the same for the
playoffs but multiply the number by 1.25, then apply the NBA Championship bonus,
10 points for each title won, 5 points for each Finals appearance.
we have evaluated each player and coach, it might have taken a while, but at least we know for sure who is made
You should write this down in
a little booklet and keep it for future reference, like player trades, and evaluating who
got the better deal will be a good time to check your booklet.
Once you do this you get a good view of where each teams strength lies
in their game.