Are we going to have this thread for every single position, and every single time not have OP mention that it's by WARP, and not just a ranking of the players
Come on OP
Edited OP for you Danman, and your overwhelming knowledge of the game of basketball and analytics. And if you don't think that Beal and Ginobili in top 5 for WARP next year is dumb, well, I don't know what to say.
I'll await your next enlightening post.
Dude, the author of the article even says this ranking is simply based on WARP projections-not his opinion on who are the best 2 guards in the league.
Even when Harden falls into #2 here, he suggests that Howard will propel James into MVP contention.
The Mayans, Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce would all agree that projecting the future is an inexact science, even if science is the basis of your forecast. However, one precept that is undeniable is that things change in the sports world, and they change fast. Age, athleticism, skill and luck, these are not static concept
In short, a year is a long time.
If one doesn't hold WARP in high esteem, these projections don't hold weight. I am willing to bet that most of this board hasn't read the WARP explanation
ETA: As far as Manu is concerned, apparently he is an outlier in this projection system who's production alters from up/down every year.
FTR, I don't give a damn about these projections, but if they turn out to be fairly accurate, this is a thread with good bump potential.
This post was edited on 8/3 at 12:22 pm