MoneyBall for Basketball. We are building winning basketball programs with pioneering statistics.

What's the big idea?

Similar to the famous movie Moneyball, NetValue is building winning basketball teams through creative statistical analysis. While many agree that ‘Offense wins games, but Defense wins Championships’, Net Value is pioneering new scientific algorithms to actually prove it. Newly created statistics will be combined and sold to a variety of consumers, including NBA GMs, TV networks, analyst websites, college teams, fantasy players, hobbyists, etc. who are all interested in questions such as, “Who are the best players?”, “Who is better than who?” or “How much is that player worth?”

Describe the nearest player in your field.

NetValue has discovered the insight of finding value where others have missed it, meaning there are no current competitors. The closest comparison is today’s traditional basketball statistics combined into an efficiency player rating.

How are you different from that player?

Traditional basketball statistics such as points per game, assists, rebounds, and even new efficiency ratings are helpful in gauging a player’s offensive performance, but miss most defensive abilities. NetValue stats discover a player’s complete value through measuring both offense and defense.

How's the world different with your idea in it?

Short-term, some teams will gain a competitive advantage over others by using the new stats from NetValue. Long-term, basketball will change as players will be chosen and paid differently in the pros, all the way down to which kids get picked on the basketball court outside of school.

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This idea was funded by Start Garden staff endorsement on April 25, 2012.