Found October 20, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
PLAYERS: Ty Lawson
TEAMS: Denver Nuggets
On the court Ty Lawson's gifts are easy to see — the speed the quickness the ball handling that help make him an elite point guard in the NBA. On a computer screen full of numbers his game looks something like this: PIE (11.8 percent) TS% (54.9) TmTOV% (14.6) ASTRatio (28.2) and NetRtg (4.4). Confused? You're not alone. But the people who study it invented parts of it and are paid to crunch it see advanced metrics such as these in their sleep. And those figures can reveal scary truths such as this: In last season's playoffs though Lawson was the Nuggets' best player Corey Brewer had a nearly identical "usage" rate. Meaning Brewer was nearly as integral to the offense in terms of possessions per 40 minutes as was Lawson — though he wasn't close to Lawson in efficiency. Brewer's player impact estimate (PIE) was a paltry 1.5 percent compared with Lawson's 13.9 percent. His player efficiency rate (PER) was 7.35 compared with Lawson's 20.47. T...
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