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Advanced defensive metrics are pretty useless

If you look at them right now Rudy Gobert and Kawhi Leonard (both first team all defense last year) are rated below the likes of Will Barton and Marc Gasol.

Joker is considered the worst help side center in the league. He doesn't protect the rim at all and he cant ever switch onto SF's because he is slow and doesnt have the explosion to contest the shot on blow byes and pull ups. Last year he averaged .5 blocks a game which was dead last for centers that played 30+ minutes a game. He is a decent on ball defender on the block because he knows how to use his body and play the angles, but in the NBA the center has to be a great helpside defender because the guards and wings are so good that most perimeter defenders cannot keep them from driving past them.

[Post edited by buffhooper at 12/03/2019 10:02AM]

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Posted: 12/02/2019 at 9:34PM


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