dhsilv2 wrote: Stickmann wrote:
It's better than DBPM...
honestly not really. DBPM shows what is shows, good boxscore numbers. Thybulle is a monster at getting steals/blocks so it's no wonder that he's so good at it. DRPM is just hogwash at this point, there's nothing there of value.
It still generally goes with the eye test on the best defenders. I'm sure if you find a raw RAPM you'll see similar metrics here. If anything RPM should be giving us a closer figure to DBPM than raw RAPM would do.
especially on the perimiter. Great defenders might get scored on, but they fatigue offensive players, force them into taking twos, and limit the amount of help thats needed, so the other guys dont get going, and they dont end up getting wide open 3 pointers. The how is also important. For example PJ tucker was very physical with durant, and although durant had 42 and you could say he didnt do anything against KD, on the final shot to tie the game, that physicality for a whole game arguably caused durant to catch the ball further out then he would like, influencing the ball to miss short. So,while, no Tucker didnt "lock up KD" the defense of he holiday and middleton outside prevented joe harris from getting involved. If you look at the box from that game against the bucks, compared to other teams, it was more kd and irving scoring, without the depth the nets fans rave about getting involved.https://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore/_/gameId/401307770
1:16 for people who havent seen it. durant catches it waaaay out there and misses short.