Pat Connaughton, Chris Middleton, Giannis discussed on Game Theory Podcast
I'm gonna be honest, I don't think there's a good defender in that group, like pat Connaughton, I think gets by defensively and is like okay, he solid within scheme, but like there's not a plus defender in that group. Your holiday is missed like quite a bit of time. I guess he missed what maybe like 5 or 6 games looking at the minute totals now. He actually hasn't missed nearly as much as what I thought he had. But Chris Middleton has missed a little bit of time here and there. The fact that the audience has held this defense together by a string is absolutely bonkers to me. His rotational ability, his ability to play more center, his ability to be like the primary rim protector for a team that desperately needs it at times. Yeah, he's just been unbelievable defensively, and that's, oh, by the way, while averaging 28 points, 11 rebounds 6 assists, I think this is probably his best passing year that I've seen. He seems a lot more comfortable just making plays and being able to read with defenses are giving him as a passer. He's still not really shooting threes or anything, but he looks more comfortable to take the shots that are available to him in the mid range. I think that, again, this is if not the best Giannis we've seen. It's right on par with his two MVPs at this point. Yeah. I mean, I don't have a problem with any of that. Look, I'm not going to make any of these points by denigrating any of the guys on this list. NBC season in the NBA. It's because I think you're really freaking good. You know? Yeah. And the other thing that could happen unbelievable. The other thing I would add, I mean, you mentioned Giannis having an unbelievable season. I agree with all of that. You look at the rim protection numbers. Opponents are shooting 48% on layups and dunks when Giannis is the closest defender to them right now..