Wingspan and jumping ability can allow you to get a lot of rebounds, even if you don't have bulk. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Hello ladies and gentlemen -- I spent a great deal of my day trying to encourage positive growth and strengthen the human body. And my #1 hobby is sports, which requires athletics. Over the last few seasons the Jazz appear to be getting better athletes: either as a product of draft strategy, free agency, trades, or off-season improvement (P3, for example).
I'm collecting as much data as possible right now on our teams (this upcoming one, and many others from previous season); particularly looking at things like draft data, sizes, speeds, injuries, and age. Because I'm a crazy person I'm also grouping this data in new and insane ways, like finding if there is a relationship between the measurements and on-court performance.
So, in effect, I'll have enough data to plot trends, like are the Jazz getting more athletic? How important is wingspan for a wing player's help defense? Is it more important for man-defense? How big of a deal are cumulative injuries on a player's athleticism? And so on . . .
Would you guys be interested in seeing the results? (If not, I"ll just keep collecting it and publish the data in a medical journal instead)
How interested are you in this stuff?
1 - Not at all, egg head. This is a sports blog, not a physiology blog (6 votes)
2 - It's not interesting to me . . . but if you keep these posts to the off-season I won't yell much (18 votes)
3 - I'm neutral on this (10 votes)
4 - I'm kinda interested to see the results, but don't get too into it (42 votes)
5 - ZOMG! You mean like actual data to link quantitative metric data of players to production? Shutup and take my money! (59 votes)
135 total votes