Swapping Batman and The King: Switching Teams For LeBron and Granger

May 18th, 2010 by Josh Dhani Leave a reply »
There’s a new statistical tool I came across after reading a wonderful post by Ian Levy.

It was the player-swap tool over at Queen City Hoops , a Charlotte Bobcats blog that is part of ESPN’s TrueHoop network.

I fell in love with it after making different combos.

Then at one point, I decided to swap two small star forwards in Danny Granger and LeBron James.

First, we’ll start with how LeBron James affects the Indiana Pacers, if he were to magically come over in a simple trade for Granger.

Before we start that, here are both of the player’s efficiency stats:

To get a good view of that, you may want to click on the photo.

Now let’s get to the analysis.

With Danny Granger, the Indiana Pacers' Pythagorean record is 38-44. That is good enough to sneak them as an eighth seed.

Hey, it’s possible. But it doesn’t work all the time.

His offensive efficiency and defensive efficiency is alright. But when it comes to the net efficiency, it isn’t so good, going down to a negative-1.1.

If Gran ...

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