All posts tagged perimeter

Draymond has been the NBA’s best defender

By Stephen Shea, Ph.D. January 1, 2018 PDR=Perimeter Defensive Rating IDR=Interior Defensive Rating TDR=Total Defensive Rating (or simply, PDR + IDR) These ratings were introduced here and updated here. They aren’t perfect, but they’re fun. (Players needed 650 minutes to qualify.)  

Rating Perimeter Defenders; Tony Allen Still King

By Steve Shea (@SteveShea33) February 1, 2017 It has always been more difficult to quantify a player’s defense than his offense.  Box scores offer little beyond blocks and steals.  While many players play 60-70 defensive possessions a game, most only accumulate 1 or 2 steals or blocks.  What is happening in the other approximately 95% […]