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Lakers vs. Magic: A Mathematical Breakdown of Matchups

Published by on June 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

I've developed a method of graphing players in order to compare styles and performance—and I can't think of a better way to give it a maiden voyage than comparing the two NBA Finals teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic.

The graphs are designed to give an overall view of a player in a single glance, based on their statistics from the regular season. It's interesting to see the differences between players, and in this series, the graphs especially give unexpected insights into one-on-one mismatches.

I'm going to skip over my technical methodology and cut right to the charts. If you do care, or if it doesn't make sense (it likely won't), skip down and then come back up.

I'll star...

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