With the rise of advanced analytics there have been a vast increase in ways to look at the game. Smart teams are taking these into account, and you can see the most successful teams are increasingly looking for things that matter.
The whole Billy Beane Moneyball philosophy was to look at the data, and not just for players that “look the part”. However, we are still stuck in the mindset that there are only two things that matter when determining who the best players in basketball are:
- How good is the player at ISO scoring
- How many raw box score counting stats can they acquire each game