eminence wrote:No-more-rings wrote:eminence wrote:I consider them offensive equals and prefer Duncan on defense.
What makes Duncan better on defense in your eyes? Duncan has some impeccable team results defensively for sure, Hakeem has some pretty impressive years as well although he definitely had less help on defense.
I value RS a bit more than some, so that’s a part of it, I think Duncans fundamentals (hehe) just let him more consistently bring impact from game to game and season to season. I answered for ‘prime’ where I think that consistency factor carries a bit of weight. Peak for peak I probably still go Duncan but it’s truly neck and neck there.
I get it. Duncan probably more consistent, but I don’t think his peak defense case is all that strong really. Hakeem’s 1990 season is pretty impeccable, a 4.0 DBPM and 4.6 blks per game while also anchoring the best defense in the league.