I really like Milsap.....
But I'm at the point where I'm ready to move on!!
anybody who thinks al takes the opposing team's best big needs to watch more closely. al guards deandre jordan while millsap guards blake griffin. al guards joel anthony while paul guards lebron. the only recent game i can think of where they switched it up a little was the spurs game where they wanted to give TD different looks so all 4 bigs had their turn on him.
besides that, we're talking about 220-270 plays where each guy was labeled the primary defender... so we're working in a sample size here that evens out the anomalies and is pretty valid and fair at making a comparison. paul sends his man to line less often (3.7% of the time versus 8.5%), forces slightly more turnovers (8.9% to 7.6%), holds his man to a lower FG% in almost every defensive category (except the post, where al has him by a few percentage points), and overall just defends better on the ball (.81 PPP to .91 PPP).
sorry if those numbers don't jive with people's opinions so you'd rather ignore them and keep believing what you want to believe... but nothing i just said is anything less than factual.
Isaiah 1:18 -- Come now, and let us reason together
Any habitual action, such as eating or dressing, may be performed on the appropriate occasion, without any need of thought, and the same seems to be true of a painfully large proportion of our talk. -- Bertrand Russell
Millsap hasn't had a fouling problem in quite a while.
Eenie-Meenie has badgered me and the mods about removing something he actually said because he's clearly completely sane.
on a per-minute basis, millsap fouls less than favors, kanter, carroll and exactly the same as foye. among rotation players (guys with at least 10 mpg in at least 20 games), he is 97th in the league in foul rate. and again, he puts his own man on the line about half as often as the team on average (3.7% compared to team average of 6.9%).
monson was wrong.