A quick look at some defensive ratings: The three best defensive wings in the league (INPO) are 75, 76, and 83 (thats Iggy, LBJ, and Trick or Treat Tony). Now, lets look at some notables below 70 (just for comparison, Brandon Wright (now one of my favorite sixth men in the database because of this and his otherwise fantastic season) is a 97; Sasha Pavlovic is a 79, Derrick Rose is a 75, hell Cole Aldrich is an 83 (albeit anything can happen in <300 minutes (see Jeremy Lin's perfect 100 in 2010-11))):
Below 70(.1): KG, Camby, Howard, CP3, Rondo,Leonard, Asik (could be in the 90s), JOAKIM NOAH (67, you shitting me?), Thabo Sefolosha?, TYSON CHANDLER, TYSON CHANDLER, TYSON CHANDLER, um, Shawn Marion, Varejao, Luol Deng (58, hmmm apparently derrick rose is the best defender in chicago's starting lineup??????), Avery Bradley (53, yeah, 53), Pierce (51), Grant Hill is tied with Vlad Radmanovic and Lester Hudson, oh yeah and the defensive player of the year (60) is tied with Steph Curry, Kirk Hinrich, and Yi Jianlian. Not sure how the Defensive ratings are done but goddamit, I'd been looking forward to these stats coming out for weeks, planning who I thought would be good values (like say Chandler having one of the all time great seasons from an extremely low usage player, or Lebron James having one of the best seasons ever and then (and I was expecting mid-low 90s at least for both of them) and then this. Still love the site but the basketball portion is starting to look more and more like a ******* wasteland especially in the face of the leaps and bounds of progress in the basketball statistical analysis department happening all the time now (that sentence made more sense in my head :) ). This site could be fantastic as the world starts to embrace basketball analytics this decade the way they did with baseball and SABRmetrics last, but it seems like there is no effort being put in at all.