Agree in general, however for example
Posted on: May 7, 2012 at 11:31:04 CT
with MU under Anderson rebounding margin wasn't a particularly telling stat, as we negated the potential for a rebound purposely by taking the ball away prior to a shot occurring. Rebounding essentially is an attempt to minimize extra opponent shots (defensive rebounding) and maximizing your own shot attempts (offensive rebounding). To that end, shot attempt differential is more telling. MU always had a negative rebounding margin under Anderson but had way more shot attempts, which ultimately is the most important thing.
Additionally, one stat that I sort of started tracking under Anderson that I think has a very high correlation to winning is the % of made baskets generated via assist, as that indicates how many easy baskets you are getting and how many of your made field goals are the result of team play rather than individual effort. The higher your % of made baskets via assists, generally the better your offense is.
And obviously effective FG% is a hugely important stat as well as it pertains to winning.