With the NBA season nearing, I have to introduce the one of my partners in crime here at Melting Pot Thoughts. All of the great sites have their guys that do the down and dirty of going through stats, and I am introducing my 'Stat Guy' to the world. His name is New York State Of Mind (NYSTOM), so please welcome him with all of the fervor you would any great statistician. (crickets, crickets)
NYSTOM is jumping into this with both feet and he's jumping into the deep end. He has put together his NYSTOM Player Movement™ chart that lists all of the guys that have changed teams from last year and their new teams this year along with their points per game averages.
His next piece of work, which will definitely cause a lot of discussion, is his NYSTOM Top Ranked Player Index™. He has all these secret formulas that he puts together and then it spits this out. I think he picks them out of the air, but I trust him to be able to backup everything that he posts. So without further ado, please enjoy. As always, feel free to comment, and often. Here are his Top Ranked Players (1-49) for the pre-season.
The players with the total closest to 200 qualify as the best in the top ranked players as of any moment. Enjoy.