Tag: defense

  • If DPOY had been awarded in the 1960s and 1970s, which NBA players would have won them?

    Interesting question, it’s hard to know because All-Def wasn’t an award until 1969 and DPOY not an award until 1983. So I’m going to go by defensive win shares. It’s not perfect, but it’s something I can go off of. source: https://www.basketball-reference.com/leaders/dws_yearly.html 1950: George Mikan1951: George Mikan (2)1952: George Mikan (3)1953: George Mikan (4)1954: George […]

  • Who was a better defender, Kobe or LeBron?

    It’s Lebron, and it’s not that close. Kobe fools casuals into thinking he’s a great defender because he has 12x All-Def selections. In his early years, especially 1999–2003 he was a very solid defender but after that, he started slacking off on defense. A lot of these All-Def selections were not deserved, and based on […]

  • What NBA player is much better than what his stats show?

    Any all time defensive player. You see NBA stats inherently capture mostly the offensive side of things. The points, the rebounds, the assists. Even when steals and blocks were added, they only account for a bit of what goes into the defensive aspect. There’s no stats that will tell you how great a player is […]