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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. Ziggy

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    I didn't realize Draymond Green had evolved into such a good defender. I'll need to keep an eye out for that. GSW's defense in general is underrated. Like Houston's.
     
  2. J Sizzle

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    The main reason why I'm glad to play Portland instead of Golden State.
     
  3. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
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    Defensive RAPM is focused on how well a team does regarding points allowed per possession when a particular player is in the game. There are more than one way to affect it. I tend to look at the 4 factors. While effective percentage for opposing team goes up by about 4% when Rubio is in the game, opponent turnovers go up about 20% (Rubio is good at steals), opponent offensive rebounding goes down by about 12% (Rubio rebounds very well defensively for a PG), and opponents draw about 15% fewer fouls with Rubio in (opposing PG isn't getting a lot of FTAs).
     
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    Best defense in the West while healthy.
     
  5. Roxs-Redemption

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    I believe Joakim Noah will win Defensive Player of the Year.
     

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