Cavs Have Hired a Statistical Consultant

The Cavs have hired a statistical consultant to help them compile complex breakdowns of various aspects of the game according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

The stats will just be a part of how the Cavs evaluate opponents, their own players and potential acquisitions.

For example, one of the things the Cavs and most NBA teams follow closely is plus/minus stats.

It gauges how the score changes when a certain player or players are in the game. The Cavs’ leader in plus/minus is Damon Jones, with whom the Cavs score an average of 10.2 points more than their opponents per 48 minutes. Donyell Marshall is second at plus-8.6.

Some other stats of note: 60 percent of the Cavs’ shots are jump shots and 40 percent of the time, they shoot within the first 10 seconds of the 24-second clock.