I'm not saying using variance is the be-all end-all indicator of consistency. I was just interested as to why it's never considered when discussing stats, at least from what I've read. In statistics, an average with a standard deviation of 3 vs. one with a standard deviation of 20 is different. I'd assume this would be important information to consider when looking at aggregate stats of a player.

Whether or not variance tells us a player is consistent or not is still an open question, but I believe it would be a good metric to look at.

Whether or not variance tells us a player is consistent or not is still an open question, but I believe it would be a good metric to look at.

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