Over the last few years, lots of new ways have been developed to analyze and express statistics in a lot of different ways. What's can be lost in all of this is how all of this newfound information translates to the game being played on the court. Sadly, I haven't been able to find a way to bridge that information gap, but I have managed to find a new, highly scientifical way to chart the mentality of players when they have the ball in the half court. As you'll see, the courts are color-coded for each mentality shift, so I'll provide a little legend to explain each mentality after the jump.
Of course, this is still a work in progress so I've only been able to test this with our Summer League players. You may be shocked at what you discover...
Red - If I fade away as I shoot, people will think I'm Kobe Bryant and they'll forget all about this.
Yellow - Monumental Air!
Blue - Don't shoot unless you're wide open. Don't shoot unless you're wide open. Don't shoot unless you're wide open...
Red - Taser Time.
Orange - If I flub this on the first try, people will pay more attention when I bank it in the second time!
Pink - I'm going to try an acrobatic layup to show off my athleticism.
Gold - I'm going to shoot an awkward hook shot because it looks more athletic that way!
Black - If I shoot from here, people will think I have a diverse skill set. Fire away!
Dark red - Rabbits...
Green - Get buckets, son.