Cavs Have Hired a Statistical Consultant


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The Cavs have hired a statistical consultant to help them compile complex breakdowns of various aspects of the game according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

The stats will just be a part of how the Cavs evaluate opponents, their own players and potential acquisitions.

For example, one of the things the Cavs and most NBA teams follow closely is plus/minus stats.

It gauges how the score changes when a certain player or players are in the game. The Cavs’ leader in plus/minus is Damon Jones, with whom the Cavs score an average of 10.2 points more than their opponents per 48 minutes. Donyell Marshall is second at plus-8.6.

Some other stats of note: 60 percent of the Cavs’ shots are jump shots and 40 percent of the time, they shoot within the first 10 seconds of the 24-second clock.

Published by Luke Ross

Luke Ross, is the founder of CavsNews.com. Luke grew up watching and playing soccer but his heart was always in Basketball. Luke arrived in Cleveland in 1993 and turned into a Cavaliers fan since.