How MWS48 is calculated (step-by-step)
Last summer I wrote a series of posts illustrating the simple calculation of Marginal Win Score using Kenyon Martin’s career as my example. Below I repost the four charts that show how its done.
In sum, its simply the player’s Win Score minus his opponent’s Win Score divided by two. But for easier understanding I break the Win Score statistics down into three components: Scoring, Possessionary Stats, and then Secondary Stats. The first two are equally important, but you can make hay in the third area as well.
If you get a guy who’s productive in all three areas, you usually have a superstar like LeBron James or Larry Bird.
1. Step One: “Effective Scoring” (How do you compare to your opponents when it comes to turning possessions into points?)
2. Step Two: “Possessionary Stats” (“How do you compare to your opponents when it comes to keeping and getting the ball back for your team?”
3. Step Three: “Secondary Stats” (“How do you compare to your opponents in the indirectly beneficial areas?”)
4. Step Four: Putting it All Together