I said "for the most part".
Originally Posted by Hartsock
Anyway, its ok if you just admit that you were wrong (if you are even able to do that) about your statement that millsap guards the other teams worst player.
Griffin, aldridge, randolph, lee, ibaka, dirk, david west, josh smith, kevin love, pau gasol...... these are not what i would call the "worst" players on thier teams.
01-04-2013 09:10 AM
Hartsock's on a mission to prove once and for all that he's an ignorant ****. Good for him, I say.
Originally Posted by fishonjazz
The only time this season Millsap's defended the opposing 5 (IIRC) was against Toronto, when Al was out. Otherwise, he guards opposing 4s, who tend to be better offensive players than 5s (like others in this thread, I will not actually try to support this statement).
LOL @ Jefferson defenders. It is pure comedy reading your responses. Thank you KOC's mom and Corbin's mom. Pure gold.
I admit to not having seen either play a large number of minutes, but my recollections of Lee and Griffin is that you will find them further from the basket than Ezili and Jordan. When I said best post player, I meant the player which the team uses in the low post. If we usually saw Griffin on a low block and Jordan at the top of the key, I believe you'd see Jefferson guarding Griffin.
Originally Posted by fishonjazz
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
I like Al but it's silly to say Sap is worse defensively. Paul and Marvin are the only guys with size who can get out in space and defend.
"I'm a moron for thinking the Browns could even sniff 10 wins in a division where the other three teams (two of whom almost always make the playoffs) made the post-season last year. Gyp Rosetti's thee God of football knowledge." - Brown Notes
Al is not a very good defender, neither is Paul. I'll leave it at that.
Originally Posted by GVC
It is a difference without a distinction: both Sap and Al are bad defenders. It does not matter if one is a teeny bit worse than the other one. Especially when their backups are clearly much better defenders.
Originally Posted by Brown Notes
This is the fact of the matter
Originally Posted by zman1527
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.