Picking basketball players for a professional team is no easy task. College and high school players picked high in the draft might end up average in the NBA, and those picked low might actually be fine professional players. Russell Goldenberg for Polygraph dives into 20 years of NBA draft picks to find the biggest busts, the biggest steals, and convergence to the mean.
Finding the biggest busts and steals from NBA drafts past
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I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.
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