I haven't used 82games.com for statistical reference in a few years now, and this is one of the reasons why.
According to them, Rodney Stuckey is the Pistons' starting SG, and Ben Gordon is the starting PG.
They also list Jared Jeffries as a SF/SG when the dude hasn't played a minute outside of PF this season. They honestly think Wilson Chandler is a PF in Jeffries' lineups, or that Gallinari is a SG when all three are on the floor.
This matters because they are logging defensive stats by position, meaning the wrong data is being assigned to the wrong players. Now that "advanced statistics" are en vogue, I have seen many a blogger write entire articles based upon incorrect statistics that they view as infallible.
Such as this one...
The fact is there is no explanation by 82games on the methodology and reasoning behind the stats they collect, and because basketball fans have few other sources we look the other way and are forced to put blind faith into something we know little about.
Right now on ESPN the Mavs are playing the Spurs. Kidd is on the floor with Beaubois. Kidd is being guarded by Richard Jefferson, while Beaubois is guarded by George Hill. Does that mean Kidd is the SG? Or is Richard Jefferson the PG?
I have emailed site owner Roland Beech about the incorrect position data (last season and this season) and have yet to get a response. If you would like to leave your own message asking for some type of explanation, you can do so here: