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Player Roles

All-in-one metrics, like our own Crafted Plus Minus, are by nature descriptive stats, i.e., they tell you what has happened as opposed to what will happen. Here, we attempt to enhance these metrics by adding some context to them by grouping players via their offensive and defensive roles.

Offensive Roles are based upon the work of Todd Whitehead over at Nylon Calculus. We use NBA playtype data to set the parameters for each role, and these can be seen by clicking on the 'Formula' tab at the top of each individual role's page.

Defensive Roles are based upon the data collected by Krishna Narsu and can be seen in full on his site.

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