Inspired by Evan Zamir’s use of a treemap to visualize WARP over at The City, I created a treemap to visualize ASPM VORP for the 2012 season-to-date. I used Google Docs and the treemap-gviz widget to construct the visualization. I used the latest iteration of the ASPM framework to compile the data, and selected for display only those players who had played a significant amount of minutes (technically, based on regressed MPG).
The size of each tile is based on the player’s Value over Replacement Player, a total-value-to-the-team measure. The color of each tile is based on each player’s Advanced Statistical Plus/Minus, a per-minute rate. Really bad players (below -2.5 ASPM, replacement level) will not be on the chart at all–Charlotte has a number of these, and barely any over replacement level.
- Manu was dominant when he was playing–when he returns, the Spurs will likely be among the league’s elite once again.
- Who is the big 2 in New York again?
- Ryan Anderson: good player
- Carrying otherwise poor teams: Millsap, Lowry, Jennings
- Philly, the Spurs, and Indy are very balanced
Click on the tiles to see who the player is and what his VORP and ASPM numbers are.