mpharris36 wrote:3toheadmelo wrote:mpharris36 wrote:
The examples of bad defenders becoming passable are slim at best. Ok you give me Brook Lopez who also has been a solid rim protected he was just a really and pick and roll defender in space because he has cement blocks for feet. Playing with broaden and giannis two of the better defenders in the league probably covered up more of brooks weaknesses then him improving.
Hey I would very much appreciate Randle becoming an adequate defender. Do i think it’s plausible at this stage of his career..not really just because I think people Pooh Pooh defense as it’s just this effort base thing. Which i think is a completely ridiculous claim (not saying that is you btw)
Brook Lopez was always a solid rim protector? What? He was always known for being soft at that rim. People always called him being the complete opposite of his brother Robin because he played no defense.They’re getting to the rim anyway, especially when Lopez is on the floor. In 2010-11, a whopping 35 percent of opposing field goal attempts against the Nets came at the rim when Lopez played, and opponents hit 60.5 percent of them, according to NBA.com’s stats database. When Lopez sat, those numbers fell to 31 percent of attempts and 54.9 percent accuracy. The split was nearly as dramatic the year before.
Now look at him on the Bucks. This has nothing to do with Giannis or Brogdon dude.Lopez is swatting opponent shots with a lot more frequency this season. His 3.5 percent block percentage ranks in the 91st percentile, and is his highest since the 2012-13 season according to Cleaning the Glass. This menacing presence down low has outright deterred opponents from even wanting to shoot around the rim. The Bucks are giving up the fewest attempts (24) in the restricted area per game.
I really don't see how Randle can't improve when
1. He's very young and has a strong work ethic
2. He was actually a GOOD defender the year before he was on the Pelicans.
3. He's self acknowledging that he sucks right now which most players don't do.
It's obviously going to take time for him to improve so I really don't see what all the hoo blah is here. Just be happy that he's actively trying to get better. Seriously. That's all you can ask for from a fan's standpoint here.
Look at brook stats then get back to me. He’s the same exact player. He blocked the same amount of shots his first few years too. He’s rebounding actually was better earlier in his career.
He was always a trash defender in space always has and always will but this idea he didn’t blocks. The soft comments came because he didn’t like to bang down low. He’s still soft and plays on the perimeter. He just is playing with better defensive players that cover up his main weakness which is defending in space.
I’m saying you and I know the nets teams were complete ass early in his career they lost so many games and were garbage. He is pretty much the same player playing with better defenders.
I literally gave you the stats bruh. It clearly says that there's a big difference in his defense and how it affects his team. I can't believe you actually think he's the same defender from back then and now. And blocking shots doesn't mean you're a good rim protector. You do know that right..?