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All-Star Weekend Rising Stars--Understanding Rookie Performance

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I set out to analyze rookie performance in a way that is both relatable to fans and provides utility to teams. I compared current rookies to the pre-All-Star stats of all players (who played at least 20 games in the pre-All-Star period of their first active year in the NBA) in the same position, only considering those drafted in the top 15 since 2003. In light of Andre Drummond's killer performance last night, I thought I would share my findings. My clustering analysis puts him in the same "group" as Dwight Howard and Chris Bosh. I think he has a bright future ahead! I also mention some of the young Warriors in part 1 of this analysis (http://fanvana.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/big-tall/)

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