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[ESPN Insider] Kevin Pelton's DPOY/All-Defensive Team picks

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by redhotrox, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. redhotrox

    redhotrox Contributing Member

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    http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/10764492/nba-roy-hibbert-anchors-2014-all-defensive-team

     
  2. Pull_Up_3

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    Saw roy hibbert

    lost all credibility
     
  3. LosPollosHermanos

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    Hibbert as the DPOY would be a joke.
     
  4. jordnnnn

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    In before "Beverley's defense is massively overrated and only slightly better than Lins defense"
     
  5. roflmcwaffles

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    How are Deandre Jordan and Lebron not even honorable mentions?
     
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    Even worse: Durant as honorable mention due to an improvement and Lebron not mentioned.
     
  7. VBG

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    Why is Hibbert a joke as the DPotY? He's fantastic on defense. Sucks offensively though.

    Also, Lebron has coasted this year defensively. The Heat are worse with him on the court defensively. But sure, let's let perception just carry voting. Let's vote Kobe for all defensive team for fun as well.
     
  8. TheRealAllpro

    TheRealAllpro Morey only fan

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    And he sucks at rebounding. He's averaging 6.7 rpg at 7''2. He had one tonight in 34 mins!
     
  9. pmac

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    Yeah, securing the rebound is a big part of defense. I would dock him some points for that but he's still a great defensive player. I think it's fairly close between him, Noah, and Dwight this year. I'd probably give it to Noah because of the versatility the article mentions and just to recognize how great he's played this year overall.
     
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    Duncan blows my mind. Just a great player.
     
  12. Aleron

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    Indiana flood rebounds because they don't push the ball at all
     
  13. VBG

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    Meh, his team is still 2nd in defensive rebound rate.
     
  14. Yung-T

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    Hibbert's opponents have by far the lowest fg% in the paint, don't know why him netting DPOY would be a joke. Please enlighten me, guys.
     
  15. VBG

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    Because ESPN has to be wrong and everything they do has to suck.

    Despite the guy researching his position and using a good combination of the eye test, SportsVU metrics and advanced stats. He can't be right because he works at ESPN.
     
  16. BeardSanity

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    Ricky Rubio has good defense???
     
  17. BigBenito

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    Not sure about Jordan, but you should go see where LeBron ranks on their stats.
     
  18. Yung-T

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    Rubio has the 2nd highest DRPM at PG position, but his opponents are shooting a stunning 54.9 efg%. Can anyone tell me how that makes sense? I've also never seen him as a lockdown-defender. Is defensive rapm that focused on steals?
     
  19. Houstunna

    Houstunna The Most Unbiased Fan
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    Hibbert doesn't even deserve 1st Team, much less DPOY.

    Bev making 2nd Team would be great!
     
  20. VBG

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    Not at all. Rubio is a great defender. Rubio usually guards whoever the best guard on the other team is. Minny's pick and roll scheme is also horrible. They sink down low way too much with their bigs so whoever Rubio is guarding gets reasonably open shots.

    He's a fantastic defender IMO. Eye test and numbers show it. Rubio has fantastic size for the position but is still pretty quick and slithery. He can get around screens quite well. He's long enough to bother most guards.
     

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