James Harden and 10 NBA Players Who Hate Defense [RantSports]

RantSports.com published an article on 10 NBA players who hate defense.

Article: James Harden and 10 NBA Players Who Hate Defense, Court Zierk, Rantsports.com

While it’s subjective with minimum stats being used in the article, the names are certainly familiar¬†as NBA players who can’t/won’t play defense. Timberwolves owner recently talked about giving free pass to KLove for not playing D. So why is the NBA not publishing stats on bad defense? I guess we all know the NBA wants all offense to sell tickets. I just don’t like how it destroys a beautiful team game with one player is allowed to not play D just because he can score well.

Is there an NBA.com stats that show PPG allowed per individual? The Net rating (Offense-Defense) is still influenced by factors of having 4 teammates on the floor who can cover up defensive deficiency. So it might be hard to measure the (lack of) defensive effort.

  1. James Harden
  2. Carmelo Anthony
  3. Andrea Bargnani
  4. Jose Calderon
  5. Kevin Love
  6. Damian Lillard
  7. Jamal Crawford
  8. Kevin Martin
  9. Jimmer Fredette
  10. David Lee