This PER Sports Website introduces a new method of Sports Analysis, for the sports of Baseball, Basketball and Football.

What is the Performance
Efficiency Rating (PER) System?
PER stands for Performance
Efficiency Rating
, and covers the
sports world with intuitive analysis of all players and teams. It then
ranks them to determine the best
current players within the pro and
college games, and the all-time
greatest players in the history of
each sport.

PER Sports issues its mid-season NBA awards

Through the All-Star Break we hand out our mid-season awards for League MVP, Top Individual Player, Top Offensive Player, Top Defensive Player and Rookie of the Year.

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What’s wrong with the OPS analysis in baseball

In recent years the OPS ratio in Baseball (On-Base Plus Slugging Percentage) has gained widespread acceptance as an analytical tool in evaluating a player’s skills. However, OPS has major flaws.

Read more on the limitations of the OPS stats.

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PER Sports has published a book entitled Heroes of the Hardcourt, which introduces a sophisticated way of evaluating basketball performance and objectively ranks the 100  greatest players in the history of professional basketball.

This PER Sports concept has  
proven effective at measuring the
top players in the history of the
game, the top players in the game
today, and the top Draft prospects. In short, it can assess the past, present and future stars in the game of basketball.

This is a phenomenal book by PER
Sports and it is sure to change the
way the game of basketball is
evaluated going forward.

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The Limitations of the Quarterback rating System/strong>

The QB rating system has apparently been rising in prominence in its ability to evaluate a quarterback’s performance on the field. However, it has also produced some very questionable results when comparing career performances.

Read more on the limitations of the QB passer rating system.

Ten Things Wrong with Sports Today
We continue our series on what we believe are the biggest concerns in sports today. Our second article critiques the current Playoff selection process which most of the major sports leagues utilize.

Rethinking the Playoff Selection process in Pro Sports
During the NFL’s 2007 regular season the Cleveland Browns shocked everyone, except maybe themselves, by winning 10 games, the highest single-season victory total for the ‘new’ Cleveland Browns franchise that was established under Al Lerner in 1999, and the most for a Browns team since 1994. However, for all that accomplishment the Browns narrowly missed making the play-offs from the AFC. Nevertheless, another team that had fewer wins than them – the Washington Redskins – managed to make the playoffs despite winning only 9 games. Why?
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Read more of our series of articles highlighting what we believe are the biggest issues in sports today.

A Critique of the Amateur Player Draft in Professional Sports


Cavs make big move at trade deadline

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The Cleveland Cavaliers gave LeBron James the help he wants - maybe enough to compete for the ring he craves. The Cavaliers took part in the biggest trade of deadline day, landing center Ben Wallace and swingman Wally Szczerbiak on Thursday in a three-team deal with Chicago and Seattle.

Wallace provides the Cavs with rebounding, shot blocking and plenty of playoff experience. Szczerbiak's outside shooting could make teams pay for double-teaming James, the NBA's leading scorer who hoped his team could pull off a move.

"When you have a superstar like LeBron James, it's important to be able to put shooters around him," Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry said. "When you have guys who make the extra passes, having somebody to knock down that shot is big."

There were four other deals, ending a busy trading season that included the earlier blockbusters involving Pau Gasol, Shaquille O'Neal and Jason Kidd. Those players all went to Western Conference powers, and the New Orleans Hornets completed a deal they hope proves they are one of them.

The Hornets acquired Bonzi Wells and Mike James from Houston, adding depth to their bench for the stretch run. New Orleans dealt Bobby Jackson to the Rockets, where he was reunited with Rick Adelman, his old coach in Sacramento. Adam Haluska also went to Houston in the deal, which also included Memphis.

The bolder move was made by the Cavs, who went to the NBA finals last year but are well behind Boston and Detroit in the East this season.

The Cavaliers sent guard Larry Hughes, forwards Drew Gooden and Cedric Simmons, and guard Shannon Brown to Chicago for Wallace, one of the game's top inside enforcers, and forward Joe Smith.

Cleveland acquired the sharpshooting Szczerbiak and guard Delonte West from Seattle for forwards Ira Newble and Donyell Marshall. The SuperSonics will receive guard Adrian Griffin from the Bulls.

"I didn't think we were good enough to win the championship," Ferry said, explaining his motives for the move. "I thought we had a very good team. But I do believe if we have a chance to make ourselves better we should try.

"Was it a risk in doing so? Yes, it was a risk. But we're going to have to make some decisions that have some risk in them if we want to continue to build and grow."

Wallace was a disappointment after leaving Detroit, where he was the defensive anchor of the 2004 NBA champions, to sign a $60 million, four-year contract with the Bulls in 2006. The trade allows Chicago to get out from under some of that.

"He was a great teammate," Chicago's Ben Gordon said. "I think he definitely helped us to get to the second round of the playoffs last season. I guess management felt that they didn't reach expectations that they wanted him to. That's part of the business."

Hughes also struggled to live up to the big contract he signed in Cleveland, and was hurt last year when the Cavs reached the finals. The Sonics continued their goal of trying to build for the future.

Also Thursday:

-The Toronto Raptors acquired center Primoz Brezec and cash from the Detroit Pistons for guard Juan Dixon.

-The Minnesota Timberwolves traded seldom-used swingman Gerald Green Houston for shooting guard Kirk Snyder.

-The Portland Trail Blazers acquired guard Von Wafer from the Denver Nuggets for guard Taurean Green.

Denver was hoping to do something bigger to compete with the top teams in the West, but apparently all the big deals were already done.

The Los Angeles Lakers started the blockbuster season when they acquired Gasol from Memphis. The Suns got O'Neal to Phoenix for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks, and the Mavericks finally brought Kidd back to his original team on Tuesday in their deal with New Jersey.

San Antonio made a deal Wednesday, acquiring veteran forward Kurt Thomas from Seattle.

Those teams are all chasing the Hornets, the surprising leaders of the West. The Hornets say they didn't make their deal for Wells and James to keep up with the moves made before them.

"It wasn't as a reaction to these other deals because we had interest and were looking hard at that before all those other deals took place," Hornets general manager Jeff Bower said. "Those other deals really didn't influence us. We thought this was a good deal and a way to help our team, completely separate from what everybody else had done. We were trying to get a little more support."

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