There was a brief conversation in a recent thread about 'Good Big guys are more valuable than good Little guys'. It arose when we were discussing whether we ended up getting lucky that J Bayless. who up until then has been having a horrific statistical season (nice game the other night finally) was picked ahead of us and GP selected JT as a result(?). Although this "Big is better than Little' is a commonly quoted basketball adage that seems intuitively correct to me, I was not certain that there was actually any statistical proof to back it up.
As there were some who sounded sceptical on this point I did some looking around and found something on basketballreference.com/basketball geek.
In the attached link above you'll find an interesting analysis of shooting proficiency based on the size (and other factors) of an NBA player.
I would add that this is just the first part of the analysis, shooting from the low paint, where I think the advantages are MORE than obvious. Interesting to see what the next parts show.
As always, there are exceptions to any rule, CP3, future Hall of famer is one obvious exception!
Stat geeks feast away!