I'm only 16 years old and my goal is to be a top sportswriter/sports broadcaster. I got books and been taking notes on basketball but I love this site so I came here for opinions to my one question:
I want to rate each season in Top 5 and Top 10's what should I factor in (other then stats) to truly create a good list?
Your number one factor in analysis is always what you see on the court. Live is best, video ok, but you get invaluable information for watching how a player conducts himself on the court. Also understand a player place in a system. How he fits in the team is crucial when evaluating talent. All the accolades come after the player has skills, so awards only show acknowledgment of ability, but if you want to be a great broadcaster, then watch as much basketball as possible. Numbers only go so far.
When Do you think Tendencies come into play?
Tendencies are merely simplifications of a players habits. Some players have very specific tendencies. Kyle Korver is a shooter. Dalembert is a post defender only. The easier it is to break down a players habits the easier it is to defend them. Players that are on another level cant be defended just through scouting reports. Some have no real tendency except to exploit mismatches. Kobe and Melo's only tendency is to score in anyway possible Dirk will shoot over you if you smaller, and get by you if your bigger.