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Better post defender Pj or Capela?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Highlyrated, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. Highlyrated

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I asked Coach D’Antoni postgame if he considered putting Clint Capela or someone with size back in the game late because the Bucks kept posting up Brook Lopez: “No. P.J (Tucker) is our best defender in the post. So, no.”</p>&mdash; Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) <a href="">October 25, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
    After the game Dantoni said Pj was the teams best low post defender so that why he put him in there instead of capela in the 4th quarter,when i went searching for the stats .The stats proved he is wrong and that capela is actually the better.

    2018 stats
    opponents fg percentage vs capela within 6ft of the goal ,58%,
    opponents fg percentage vs Pj within 6 ft of the goal 62%
    2019 vs the bucks ,within 6 ft capela allowed 2 of 5 for 40%
    2019 vs the bucks,within 6 ft Pj allowed 2 of 2 for 100%
     
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    Tyson Chandler
     
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    James is probably their best post defender
     
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    Brook Lopez is seven inches taller than Tucker. Post up, hook shot or fadeaway. Easy points for Milwaukee to put that game away. Imagine what crunch time against Davis and the Lakers will be like.

    For being such an offensive genius, D’Antoni is remarkably stupid on the other end.
     
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    they have their own advanced data to determine that PJ is their best post defender, not that simplistic stuff from NBA.com
     
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    Dantoni was on some bullshit.

    This isn't a real topic.
     
  7. J.R.

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    James Harden.

    They were down late and he just put five shooters out there.

    Westbrook-Harden-Gordon-House-Tucker
    Hill-Matthews-Middleton-Ilyasova-Lopez
     
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    Well yea I’m thinking If not oh then Harden but he was in foul trouble. Clint doesn’t defend well in the post. He tries to go for every block possible instead of holding his ground and making it tough. So yea not Clint maybe Nene but he is hurt or I would take chandler over Clint defending the post.
     
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    PJ Tucker allowed 0.82 PPP on post ups last season while Capela allowed 0.98...they defended them at a similar frequency
     
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    Harden is the best post defender but he had 5 fouls.
     
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    Capela would be better on Lopez. Pretty sure he had a block or two against him earlier.

    Yes that bugged the hell out of me watching Lopez Olajuwon us like that
     
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    Memo to D’Antoni: It doesn’t matter how good of a post defender P.J. Tucker is when the player he’s guarding has seven inches on him. Even if he contests the shot, it doesn’t bother the shooter.
     
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