NoLayupRule wrote:Tron Carter wrote:BKAY wrote:I think its mind blowing that some think there is only one side to the basketball game. If he isnt scoring , he isnt good. Yet, here is a 19 year old who is out of the gate, one of the best defenders at the guard position IN THE LEAGUE. and its not even over-hyping him in typical knicks fan fashion. The numbers and the eye test corroborate this.
i mean it’s not like the knicks have been getting abused by point guards for over a decade or anything.. why should we value defense at the point guard position.
I think a lot of people would be more enthusiastic about his all league potential defense if we weren't so bad on defense
its hard to over state that he and KP are first team level defenders and the team is bottom 10 defense
it makes what he does individually less impactful
Idk about KP being a first team level defender. He’s only an elite rim protector.