CobyWhiteDaGoat wrote: ellobo wrote:
CobyWhiteDaGoat wrote:I'm not trying to call Harden a bad defender
CobyWhiteDaGoat wrote:To be a two-way player you have to be a good defender, Harden and Steph aren't good defenders so they aren't two-way players
Okay, if you want to say that "not good" is not the same as "bad," then you didn't say he was bad..
I think defenders should be put in tiers
I would say Harden is average
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Okay, here are Harden's stats for each playtype listed with defensive stats (percentiles are based on ppp allowed as the primary defender):
Post up: 90th percentile (20% of possessions)
Isolation: 71st percentile (15% of possessions)
PnR ballhandler: 75th percentile (14% of possessions)
PnR roll man: 82nd percentile (2.6% of possessions)
Spot up shooter: 52nd percentile (30% of possessions)
Off screen: 79th percentile (5% of possessions)
Off handoff: 96th pecentile (5% of possessions)
Is that the profile of an "average" defender?
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