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Synergy Stats not Kind to Darko

Since I was one of the few fools to pay the $30 for the Synergy scouting service I figured I'd start posting some of the info that they share. The first thing I looked at was the defensive statistics for our big men. Unfortunately they don't have stats for help defense, and each "possession" only counts for a player when the man he is guarding either shoots, turns it over or goes to the free throw line. So the stats below represent the man defense for Kevin Love, Al Jefferson and Darko Milicic in numerous situations ...

 

All numbers represent how PPP (points per possession)

Kevin Love Al Jefferson Darko Milicic
Overall .83 .93 1.04
Isolation .65 .98 1.21
Post Up .83 .92 .95
P&R Roll Man .62 .95 1.19
Spot Up .95 .93 .91
Off Screen 1 .92 1.44
Hand Off .44 1 1

Basically what the stats are saying is that Kevin Love was a very good man defender, while Darko struggled significantly. For a guy who's being touted as a Pick and Roll genius he especially struggled, giving up almost twice as many points per possession as Love in those situations.

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