Monday, April 12, 2010

Chad Ford's NBA draft prospects

Chad Ford's list of the top 100 draft prospects is out and it is clear that Ford, like most evaluators, only look at athletic ability and the ability to score. Here is Ford's list of 100 prospects. (insider)

Using Win Score, a formula devleoped by David Berri, one can tell who is statistically a good player and who is lacking. Taking it a step further, using PAWS (Position-Adjusted Win Score) it becomes clear who is worthy of a top choice and who is not. The need to adjust for position is done because every player has a different role on the team respective to their position played.
Here is the top 50 prospects according to Ford and their respective Win Score and PAWS value.

The above average players are listed in blue, and red denoted below average performers.

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