01 Inspiration from penalty kicks
In Major League Baseball, Billy Beane's team lost to the wealthy New York Yankees. To make matters worse, the three main players in the team were poached with a lot of money. The prospects for the next season are extremely bleak. Supplements can't fundamentally change the status quo of the team, so Billy Beane decided to adopt a new team building method. By chance, he met a Yale University master of economics, whose data team building method was similar to Billy Beane's. · Bean coincides.
Different from deep-pocketed teams who use traditional intuitive methods to select high-value players, they use big data analysis to recruit lesser-known players with potential to win games at low prices, and formulate targeted tactics. Attack, won the league's best record.
This story is the original version of the magic ball theory. The story Number List was later made into the movie "Moneyball". The core of this story is to replace intuition with data, and to evaluate the current situation and predict the future in a more accurate and scientific way. This is also the "survival rule" for small balls to achieve good results under the premise of lack of funds and unable to attract big players.
The success of the magic ball theory in MLB has attracted widespread attention, and today in the NBA, strategies for analyzing players and formulating tactics based on big data are also widely used. Houston used the magic ball theory to run a team that nearly overturned the Warriors, which had Durant and the Splash Brothers at their peak.
The Magic Ball Theory is also very well expressed in the NBA draft. Initially, draft experts chose players based on their own intuition and experience. Today's draft is based on at least three dimensions. The first is to observe the performance of the players in the college league, and the second is to combine the performance. Analyze with a large amount of data to judge the match between the player and the team. The third is trial training. Through trial training, you can see their real shooting, defense, confrontation and other abilities.