hardenASG13 wrote:If you are that rigid in your ability to interpret the validity of the stats you site as objective facts, while completely ignoring whether they are accurately portraying what they are indicating, you really need to step back and analyze your whole viewpoint.
er, ok. westbrook's fg% at the rim is a measurement of how successful he was at converting attempts there. % of westbrooks fga at the rim is a measurement of how often westbrook attempts these shots. these are objective facts which portray westbrook's productivity at the rim this season.
which objective facts support your position? you already attempted to insinuate he's not getting there as often as before, and we've debunked that.
so what is left is your vague and subjective notion that westbrook turned it over at the rim or passed less at the rim or some other thing. we don't have public tools to evaluate this properly, but we can make some inferences:
1 ) westbrook drove the ball 18.4 times per game this season, about the same as 2017-18 accounting for pace and minutes differences and only slightly less than 2016-17 where he set usage records.
2 ) westbrook passed the ball more
often on drives than any season, and turned it over less
often since kevin durant left.
3 ) westbrook got fouled less on drives and converted fewer of his free throws.
so to summarize: westbrook shot the ball better than he ever did at the rim, he got to the rim slightly more than he has done so for his career, he drove the ball a similar # of times as he did last season (and way more often than any other year except 2016-17), he passed more often on his drive than before and turned it over less often than before.
that's a lot of objective evidence for westbrook having his best season at the rim. your only hiding place, really, is his FTr and PF%-- he drew fewer fouls and of course made fewer of his free throws. i'd argue that the ft% has nothing to do with this discussion.
so where's your evidence, again? i'm the biggest westbrook critic on this site except for kizz maybe so there's no ulterior motive here. just an acknowledgement of facts.
hardenASG13 wrote:IYou lose a ton of credibility here in my eyes.