You may be right as well Vance, but I think often those low D guys come with other issues as well like too many fouls, not getting to the line, or a high tov, Daugherty doesn't have those negatives. And I'll say this, aside from a slight dreb% advantage Lanier is basically Daugherty but you trade off 45D points in exchange for fewer fouls and almost 6% in efg. After watching last season unfold and a team with an ave D of just over 66 win a division here, I'm sold that efg is far more important than D, as long as you don't drop below a certain floor (which is right around 64-65 IMO, but anything in the 68-72 range should be enough.) We also had a team here last time with an ave D of 85 that missed the playoffs.
I do see your point though, because last time I had a higher ave D than a few teams in my own division that had lower efg% against numbers, and I had a SF as you know that did nothing on D, but he also could not pass or board. Maybe his really low D could not be covered, but I also used a sub-50 backup at PG and SG, so that may have played a role as well. I may add one more lights out shooter with a D in the 40's this time, but Daugherty may also end up as my only sub-50 guy, it will be interesting to follow the tradeoffs.