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2013-2014 Historical Season Comparisons For Each Hornet

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Thanks to a cool new player-season comparison database, we can look at how each Hornet compared historically to other seasons last year. Let's take a look at history.

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Layne Vashro, a writer for Nylon Calculus and Canishoopus, recently released a player-season comparison database. Using algorithms, the application weighs a variety of variables for a requested player's season, and then spits out historical comparisons for that particular season.

So, I thought it would be interesting to do this with each Charlotte Hornet from last year. I'll also include Lance Stephenson, Marvin Williams, Brian Roberts, and Jason Maxiell since they are a part of the team this season.

I would definitely check out this FAQ that Layne put together with the application, as it has some useful information in how we should interpret the comparisons. He uses standard deviations to show just how closely the player compares, so I'll give you the average for each one as well. The standard deviation is the difference between the two players, so the higher the number, the less alike the seasons. One last tidbit — in the application, you can adjust each category (age, height, stats, whatever) if you consider one more important than others and it will adjust accordingly. I'll give you two tables -- the first is the original settings on the application, and the second is if we adjust every category to hold the same weight.

Here you go!

Player Comp #1 Comp #2 Comp #3 Comp #4 Comp #5 Avg SD
K. Walker 2010 B. Jennings 2011 B. Jennings 2006 K. Hinrich 1994 N. Van Exel 2012 B. Jennings 0.21
A. Jefferson 2014 L. Aldridge 1988 B. Laimbeer 1989 B. Laimbeer 1987 B. Laimbeer 1985 B. Laimbeer 0.25
G. Henderson* 1999 M. Finley 1995 D. West 2005 F. Jones 2001 S. Anderson 2007 B. Roy 0.20
J. McRoberts 2011 H. Turkoglu 2002 P. Garrity 1997 D. Ferry 2003 P. Garrity 2005 V. Radmanovic 0.28
M. Kidd-Gilchrist 2011 L. Mbah a Moute 2010 L. Mbah a Moute 1997 A. Gilliam 1992 S. Perkins 2006 R. Gomes 0.24
C. Zeller 2005 Z. Pachulia 2002 T. Murphy 2001 B. Miller 2004 J. Collins 2002 J. Collins 0.24
A. Tolliver 2009 S. Novak 2011 M. Bonner 2012 M. Bonner 2011 J. Jones 2008 J. Jones 0.23
B. Biyombo 1993 M. West 2014 C. Andersen 1991 M. West 2009 D. Jordan 1999 B. Wallace 0.36
J. Taylor* 2014 A. Anderson 2009 A. Wright 2000 E. Piatkowski 2007 J. Hayes 2013 Q. Pondexter 0.19
C. Douglas-Roberts 1999 G. McCloud 2013 R. Mason 2001 S. Elliott 2010 R. Williams 1997 C. Carr 0.25
G. Neal* 2012 R. Foye 2010 R. Mason 2014 O. Mayo 2008 R. Foye 2011 W. Ellington 0.19
J. Pargo* 1997 B. Price 1999 C. Whitney 2012 E. Moore 2014 J. Terry 2008 D. Armstrong 0.37
L. Stephenson 2014 N. Batum 2009 B. Diaw 2013 E. Turner 2013 O. Mayo 1992 C. Person 0.28
M. Williams 2011 O. Casspi 2005 Ju. Jones 2013 Marcus Morris 2005 V. Radmanovic 2007 J. Posey 0.22
B. Roberts 2012 L. Ridnour 2007 M. James 2000 B. Coles 2003 T. Best 1995 D. Overton 0.15
J. Maxiell 2011 J. Howard 2001 C. Bowdler 2005 C. Weatherspoon 1982 H. Wood 2002 J. Collier 0.34

And now, if we set every category to the same value (1), here are the results.

Player Comp #1 Comp #2 Comp #3 Comp #4 Comp #5 Avg SD
K. Walker 2011 B. Jennings 1992 M. Adams 2014 B. Knight 2010 B. Jennings 2014 M. Conley 0.29
A. Jefferson 2014 L. Aldridge 2011 L. Scola 2013 L. Aldridge 2013 C. Boozer 1993 W. Tisdale 0.36
G. Henderson 2014 R. Stuckey 2012 D. DeRozan 2013 D. DeRozan 1999 M. Finley 1990 K. Tripucka 0.25
J. McRoberts 2011 S. Battier 2011 H. Turkoglu 2008 S. Battier 2010 S. Battier 2003 R. Fox 0.39
M. Kidd-Gilchrist 2002 E. Najera 1996 B. Williams 2003 A. Henderson 2011 L. Mbah a Moute 2012 L. Mbah a Moute 0.27
C. Zeller 2005 Z. Pachulia 2001 B. Miller 1989 D. Greenwood 1992 Da. Schayes 2002 T. Murphy 0.23
A. Tolliver 2011 J. Jones 2011 M. Bonner 2012 K. Korver 2011 D. Stevenson 2012 M. Bonner 0.34
B. Biyombo 1993 M. West 2010 E. Dampier 2012 D. Jordan 2009 J. Przybilla 2005 J. Przybilla 0.38
J. Taylor 2009 A. Wright 2014 A. Anderson 2012 M. Webster 2007 C. Delfino 2013 Q. Pondexter 0.25
C. Douglas-Roberts 1999 G. McCloud 2013 Q. Pondexter 2013 J. Jenkins 1997 B. Scott 2013 R. Mason 0.31
G. Neal 2014 O. Mayo 2013 W. Ellington 2012 R. Foye 2008 R. Foye 2011 S. Vujacic 0.26
J. Pargo 2012 E. Moore 2010 B. Brown 2002 A. Guyton 1999 C. Whitney 2012 A. Goudelock 0.45
L. Stephenson 2009 B. Diaw 2000 S. Pippen 2011 B. Diaw 2000 S. Anderson 2010 B. Diaw 0.33
M. Williams 2011 R. Lewis 2005 Ju. Jones 2003 Ju. Jones 2009 R. Wallace 2011 O. Casspi 0.26
B. Roberts 2007 M. James 2010 R. Foye 2007 T. Lue 2012 L. Ridnour 2001 C. Billups 0.20
J. Maxiell 2007 C. Simmons 2010 E. Thomas 2012 D. Milicic 2008 A. Foyle 2013 B. Haywood 0.35

Any surprises? Let me know what you think!

*These players did not have 2014 seasonal comps, so I used the most recent, 2013.