Milwaukee Bucks Win Chart through Game 9

  …AND YOU WERE SOOOOO WORRIED!

The Milwaukee Bucks have turned this around dramatically.  Here’s the teams Marginal Win Scores and Win Chart through 9 games, with comments below.

Milwaukee Bucks (4-5)
1. Andrew Bogut…(+3.37)……….1.2__(-0.1)
2. Luc Moute…(+1.59)…………0.7__0.1
3. Carlos Delfino…(+1.30)………….0.7__0.3
4. John Salmons…(-0.13)………….0.5__0.6
5. Brandon Jennings…(-1.21)………..0.4__0.9
6. Corey Maggette…(-1.10)………….0.3__0.5
7. Ersan Ilyasova…(-0.07)………….0.3__0.3
8. Earl Boykins…(+2.40)……………0.3__0.0
9. Keyon Dooling…(-1.66)………….0.2__0.4
10. Drew Gooden…(-1.91)………….0.1__0.7
11. Jon Brockman…(-1.53)…………0.1__0.3
12. Larry Sanders…(-2.82)………….0.0__0.1
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Marginal Win Score record………4.8__4.2
Pythagorean Record…………….5.2__3.8

COMMENTS

1. TURKISH UPRISING: After the first few games, Ersan Ilyasova’s marginal efficiency stat deficit was so large I thought he would be chasing his tail on that all season.  Instead, in a stunning development, he made up the stagger in two games!  In the New York and Atlanta games, Ilyasova recorded an incredible +19.5 more efficiency (“Win Score”) statistics than his opponents.  Unbelievable on both ends of the court.

2. SALMONS AND JENNINGS: If you look at other “win” computations and then look at mine, you will probably conclude that I mislabeled the Jennings and Salmons numbers.  Not so.  My system is one of the only ones that “individualizes” defense — I hold each player accountable for the production of the player that player was guarding.  Most other systems consider defensive a group activity and spread the defensive statistics amongst floor players.    As a result, under my system Jennings is doing worse and Salmons much better because I debit players based on the production of their counterparts.  It is my belief that the player who is guarding a player is best positioned, and therefore most responsible, for the ease or difficult that player has in producing efficient statistics.  And so far, with the exception of a couple of games, Jennings counterpart point guards have had a very easy time.  That was not the case last season.  As for Salmons, while he has struggled offensively, his defense has been absolutely superb since the moment he put on the Green and Cardinal.  It is no coincidence that the Bucks defense vaulted into the top six in the NBA right after his acquisition and has stayed there ever since.

3. EARL THE PEARL:  In limited time, Earl Boykins has played very well.  I was very cynical when they signed him this offseason, but he has exceeded my wildest expectations so far.

4. THE RELIABLE MOUTE: There’s always a thought in the back of my head “Are Moute’s positive win numbers a mirage?”  After three seasons of nothing but above average win production, and with his upsurge this season, its time to put that to bed.  To paraphrase Al Davis “Luc Moute is a grea… very good… player – deal with it!”

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