Originally Posted by Jose_TheGenius
great, so where's the numbers for how many times Duncan or anyone else has to help him against his man?
how can it be we're a better defensive team this year and Bonner barely plays?!
when someone can have numbers "tell me" how good Bonner is on man defense and help defense on his own doing, then i'll agree. other than that, i could be on the court with the Spurs and get help on every defensive play and crack a +10 or 0.74 points per post up without doing a dang thing.
numbers lie sometimes?! logic be damned!
The numbers help because while Bonner has weaknesses on defense, his weaknesses are easily visible and his strengths are hard to see (because players go right at him, even though he plays straight up post defense well). Whereas with Blair, Diaw, and Splitter, you have to really watch the whole play to see where their defense suffers.
Bottom line: Bonner plays hard, plays the percentages, contests everything, and doesn't make mistakes.
The other guys make too many mistakes and miss rotations. They make more spectacular plays but are less consistent.