Baller1234a wrote: OGLife wrote:
Baller1234a wrote:1. Celtics like to play slow (check out the pace from last year)
2.Good Defenders Smart Tatum Brown Horford Morris Baynes Thies Ojeyele OK defenders Kyrie Rozier Hayward (was good in UTA)
3.Celtics were 11 in points allowed in paint so you really can’t say that’s a weakness on the other hand Toronto was 18th and traded their best rim protector (Poetl) so expect that to be worse.
1. I didn’t really mention the Celtics as a fast pace team. That may change with Kyrie being back. Y’all need to get over your obsessions for Rozier.
2. I love how no one on the roster is a bad defender.
3. Val is a solid rim protector. He won’t get you the blocks you want. However, he gets the job done. I’m sure Val was rated higher.
All in all, Horford, Morris and the rest of your big men are not ‘good’ defenders.
So who is the bad defender on our team? The only argument even possible is Kyrie.
As for pace, we were a slow paced team in the Regular Season as well with Kyrie which is why we beat GS HOU in the RS. We slowed the pace down.
Horford was 4th in DPOY voting last year. Baynes and Thies are obviously good defenders. Morris is a good man to man defender but bad team defender. If you want to move to ok defender be my guest.
Val is not a good rim protecter. He gives up 61.9% under 6ft which would be 5th Worst among teams, meaning if he’s your best rim protector you’re in trouble. Plus if he’s on the court he would be killed by the Kyrie Horford pick and roll which was our most efficient offense last year and should be better this year with Hayward bringing a bailout option and more spacing.
I'd say both Hayward and Kyrie are poor defenders, and also your two biggest minute players. They're also both coming back from serious injury, which won't help their defense any. I'm also not so sure Brown is great defensively.
Horford 104drtg, +2.4dbpm --------- Kawhi 99drtg, +2.7dbpm
Tatum 103drtg, +1.5dpbm ---------- Wright 106drtg, +1.3dbpm
Brown 107drtg, -0.1dbpm ----------- Jonas 104drtg, +0.2dbpm
Hayward 108drtg, -0.3dbpm -------- OG 108drtg, 0.4dbpm
Irving 109drtg, -1.4dbpm ----------- Lowry 107drtg, 0.0dbpm
Theis* 100drtg, +3.4dbpm ----------- Green 102drtg, +2.1dbpm
Baynes 104drtg, +1.4dbpm ---------- Siakam 105drtg, +2.1dbpm
Smart 105drtg, +1.1dbpm ----------- Ibaka 103drtg, +1.4dbpm
Rozier 106drtg, +0.5dbpm ---------- VanV 106drtg, +0.1dbpm
Morris 107drtg, -0.2dbpm ---------- Miles 108drtg, -1.6dbpm