Randy Hollis: Utah native creates new NBA productivity formula

Published: Sunday, July 28 2013 3:55 p.m. MDT

"BPRs are also a measure of skill," Muniz said, "because skill and productivity are inseparable."

Hence, Muniz theorizes, a blocked shot is more difficult and thus requires more skill than a rebound. Likewise, he figures a 3-point shot requires more skill than a 2-point shot, which in turn requires more skill than a free throw.

At present, he has applied for a patent for his BPRs and it is pending.

In looking over his findings myself, it certainly appears that NBA executives would find useful applications in his analysis. Not only would it have immediate in-game applications, but BPRs could also be used in evaluating possible trades, the acquisition of free agents, and in helping determine players' salaries.

Indeed, it would certainly be well worth a look, because when it comes to basketball players' productivity, Sotero Muniz may actually have a better idea.

And if you're interested, well, I've got his contact information.

rhollis@deseretnews.com

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