Wolfgang630 wrote: HEZI wrote:
Wolfgang630 wrote:Towns is near 55% and this is why people have turned on him.
That's still not bad. He's being asked to defend over 6 attempts and he's still doing a better job at it than guys like Marc Gasol, Al Hordord, Clint Capela, Robin Lopez, Marcin Gortat, Andre Drummond, just to name a few.
Tbf this is only one defensive stat. I think DRTG? was another stat that showed him on and off with Minnesota.
Also, there are very high expectations for hmm compared to those other guys considering he was being compared to Tim Duncan.
These DRTG numbers are not dependable imo. They just estimate points allowed per 100 possessions and whatnot. That chart is more dependable because it give you the average number of fields goal attempts defended and then the percentage of those field goal attempts. Very simple and based on fact. Not an estimate based on advanced calculations in what if scenarios.
As far as the Tim Duncan comparison and what expectations were placed on Towns, it's kind of irrelevant to hold them to the same standards considering the difference in the era and how the game has evolved differently now. The amount of possessions teams have and the amount of shots team put up per game is tremendously different. Not only has the pace of the game evolved and become a lot more quicker than it ever was during Duncan's era, but the players themselves have been transformed and big men in particular have transformed. This is not to say that Duncan would still not be a better defender than what Towns is today, but he would find there to be different challenges so we don't know for certain.