Analytics Salon, Episode 1: Dion Waiters vs. Bradley Beal

Experimentation is high on our list of priorities here at Nylon Calculus and this evening we’re going to try something new — an Analytics Salon. The idea is to bring together some of our talented contributors for an analytics discussion that raises our collective understanding. We’ll be taking a first try at this idea Monday, August 18th, at 7:45PM EST, broadcasting the discussion live. For Episode 1, Ben Dowsett, Kevin Ferrigan, Jacob Rosen and Nathan Walker are going to join me to talk about Bradley Beal and Dion Waiters.

The video should be available at the link above, live, and after the fact. So if you can’t join us this evening it will still be there for you to check out at your leisure. As with everything we do here at Nylon Calculus, feedback is welcomed, so let us know what works and what doesn’t about this first trial run.



Ian Levy

Ian Levy (@HickoryHigh) is a Senior NBA Editor for FanSided and the Editor-in-Chief of the Hardwood Paroxysm Basketball Network.

  • NPI 2014 RAPM and 2014 ASPM have Waiters as a slightly better defender (if I remember correctly).

    • Though such a slight advantage is essentially meaningless when considering the error of the metrics.

  • Listened to it. Next time hopefully better audio. Keep ’em coming.
    Not a Waiters fan myself.

  • Andrew Sutton

    If Waiters just toned down his turnovers(decrease his turnovers by 2 per game), it might help but the shooting abilities of Beal are overvalued as is Waiters’ creating ability.

  • Andrew Sutton

    If Waiters’ skill set is rare but he isn’t good at said skill set , does his rare ability just contradict itself?

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