stormi wrote:dautjazz wrote:Are you seriously going to use that stat to support that Embiid is the best rim protector? No way in hell is Embiid or Green a better rim protector than Gobert. Opposing FG% for shots in the paint is a way better stat, and I guarantee you that Embiid wouldn't top that list.stormi wrote:
Jojo was statistically more dominant (on/off wise) during his minutes on the court than Kawhi while battling a disease in his tummy worse than corona. Nobody else did that to the Raptors last year
even in a down 'the world is falling' year where he's been splitting a majority of his minutes with another center for the first time in his career, he's still the best rim protector in the league while averaging ~23ppg
Give me the best big man in the league over Bobby Portis with more hops
Gobert is definitely a better pure rim protector and has quick feet, but that's his specialty. Embiid is leagues better offensively than Rudy while similarly skilled at protecting the rim
That is just not true.
Opponent FG% <6FT (minimum 30 games played, and 5 FGA defended per game):
1. Brook Lopez: 7.8DFGA / 43.2%
2. Ivica Zubac: 5.1DFGA / 46.6%
3. Rudy Gobert: 9.3DFGA / 48.9%
37 out of 44. Joel Embiid: 8.3DFGA / 60.1%
Also offensively, Gobert leads the league in FG% by a good margin and second in TS%. He is FAR more efficient at scoring. Embiid takes an extra 7.2 FGA's and even with 3 more FTM/game he only averages 7.3 more ppg. Gobert also has a league leading 7.3 screen assists to Embiid's 3. Factor in 2.7 more rpg too. Embiid has him beat in assists, but at the cost of an extra turnover a game. Now what can't be denied is that Gobert is far less a concern healthwise. Don't get me wrong, I had Embiid above Gobert last year, but I think Gobert has closed the gap. Gobert undeniably has a bigger impact in terms of winning to his team than Embiid does.