- Apr 9, 2005
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That stat is terrible as an individual metric.
It has Kevin love among the leagues best defenders, it has Saric above AD and Capela and the list is largely guys who never see the court.
Look at defensive win share totals. Last year Ayton posted significantly more in significantly less playing time. Ayton is one of the most versatile defensive bigs in the league, he chases out perpetrators and can switch and defend the perimeter as well as any big in the league.
Has Deandre Ayton’s defense regressed?
The Suns are still among the best defensive teams in the NBA, but statistics seem to show that Ayton hasn’t been the force he was last season.
They include everyone instead of setting a minimum but the one thing you should be taking out of it is in no category Ayton ahead of Capela. Capela's calling card is his defense and rebounding always has been, that is what I am challenging you about since you said Ayton was a better defender. Article above shows his defensive efficiency numbers have regressed this year.