Critical Beatdown wrote:Take whatever you will, but getting scored on to the tune of 23 points per game is undeniable, no matter how many intangibles you provide, and I saw a couple Wolves games this season, and Hassell did not look like the ace defender of old, but just basically starting to get old.
Also, I didn't even take into account the new DCS scores that 82games puts together, which incorporates defensive rankings from other analysts. Hassell ranked at or near the bottom of all these rankings (301st, 210th, 300th, and 5 out of 100 DCS score).
Anyone still thinking Hassell is a defensive stopper is just living in the past.
Well, I took a look at those DCS scores, and according to those scores, these are some of the players that had defensive ratings that were 4th worst or lower on their respective teams: Greg Buckner, Tayshaun Prince, Danny Granger, Dahntay Jones, Richard Jefferson, Desmond Mason, Keith Bogans, Raja Bell, Damien Wilkins
Now, here are some players that had defensive ratings that were 5th best or higher on their respective teams: Zaza Pachulia, LeBron James, Donyell Marshall, Allen Iverson, Chris Webber, Tim Thomas, Dwyane Wade, Andrew Bogut, Michael Redd, Troy Hudson, Amare Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa, Rashard Lewis, Luke Ridnour, T.J. Ford, Brendan Haywood, Gilbert Arenas
Do you notice anything weird about these 2 groups?