“PER” isn’t the holy grail of NBA player ratings it’s made out to be
NBA advanced analytics devotees constantly reference PER (Player Efficiency Rating) as the main stat to evaluate player efficiency and value. Colin doesn’t hate statistics, but he thinks it’s foolish to exclusively evaluate a player solely based on a statistic. Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are both in the Top-5 PER and they won’t be in the playoffs this year.
Russell Westbrook has a better PER than LeBron, but if the game is on the line in the fourth quarter, PER isn’t winning it. LeBron is.
“Do you want the ball in LeBron’s hands, or Westbrooks hands with a minute to go? You want it in LeBron’s hands, without a doubt.”
Teams that build through NFL free agency deserve to get burned
Diligent NFL teams build through shrewd transactions and the draft. The bad NFL franchises try to build through free agency. Colin thinks the elite teams are the smartest, and teams like the Patriots and Chiefs are loaded with players that were either drafted, or plucked from obscurity around the league.
Personnel competency like that only comes from hours of scouting and due diligence, not trying to hit the high-price free agency Powerball. Tha’s what Jacksonville does.
“To me free, agency is the lazy general manager’s way to build a franchise.”
Jay Wright – Villanova Men’s Basketball Head Coach, and author of Attitude: Develop a Winning Mindset On and Off the Court joins the show to discuss his expectations for this year’s team; why experience gives his team an advantage in a one-and-done culture; and if this year’s team is as good as last year’s title team.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to explain why he agrees with Colin’s anti-Per stance; why there is more to evaluating talent than statistics alone; why Westbrook should win MVP if he averages a triple double; and if anyone of his NBA connections agree with Colin on Westbrook.
Greg Jennings – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio to explain why players hate the franchise tag; why it sends a bad message to the player; and why pro scouting and selective free agent signings can massively improve a team.