So Bleacher Report posted their Top-10 individual players this season based on METRICS.
1. James Harden
2. Lebron James
3. Russell Westbrook
4. Greek Freak
5. K.A. Towns
6. Jimmy Butler
7. Anthony Davis
8. Stephen Curry
9. Damian Lillard
10. Kevin Durant
Guys like Oladipo, Kyrie, Drummond, etc. are honorable mentions.
Umm, okay I get this is metrics and also looking at impact they have on the teams they play for, but this list still looks awful.
It uses two metrics that are either outright bad (RPM) or suspect (PER, which has been discussed ad nauseam, and tends to over-value PFs and Cs).
The other two are Win Shares, which is in the "not insane" category, and something called TPA (Total Points Added), which I've never heard of.
But overall the idea of a "meta-metric" is a good one, in the sense that it uses more available information from a number of different, but flawed in different ways, metrics.
Kyrie is 14th.
I think if there's a flaw in that list, it's that Durant and Curry are a bit under-valued, but metrics will do that because they evaluate how those guys are contributing given the talent around them - put either of those guys on lesser teams and they would be metrics monsters. And it therefore elevates guys like Westbrook and Giannis because they are more in the solo-act category.
I don't see any other obvious flaws, I mean, a lot of this is debatable past a point...what bothers you about the list?
Except for maybe the T-Wolves guys. But to be honest, how many of us have watched a lot of T-Wolves games. They get no attention. I would be open to the possibility that KAT is that good, or thereabouts, but hasn't gotten the attention he deserves.