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Who In The League is Best at Defending Lebron?
« on: August 08, 2017, 07:19:54 PM »

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If you had to pick anyone in the league who can almost defend Lebron. Who do you think would do the best job?

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Marcus Morris.

The stats actually suggest he is one of the best lebron stoppers.

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 07:42:47 PM »

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Kawhi.

Marcus Morris / Crowder would do a decent job, I reckon.


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Kawhi, followed by healthy Iguodala.


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Marcus Morris.

The stats actually suggest he is one of the best lebron stoppers.

Dang, then Ainge is a genius!  8)

Where does Bradley rank in that 'statistic' you speak of? Just curious.

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Best on CelticsBlog is definitely Moranis  ;D

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Marcus Morris.

The stats actually suggest he is one of the best lebron stoppers.

Dang, then Ainge is a genius!  8)

Where does Bradley rank in that 'statistic' you speak of? Just curious.

Bradley can't match up against Lebron. He's far too small and thin.

Actually, in 15-16 Morris was THE best Lebron defender in the league. I won't use the term "stopper" because no one slows Lebron down. But Morris held Lebron to 20.5 points per 100 possessions as compared to his average of 36.5.

https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2017/07/08/heres-one-reason-celtics-fans-should-be-excited-about-marcus-morris
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Best on CelticsBlog is definitely Moranis  ;D

Who?

 :laugh:

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I think it's definitely considered cheating to shrink your opponent...  ;)

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Currently, Kawhi Leonard. Jaylen Brown showed a great deal of potential for developing into a premier Lebron stopper though late last season. He can get there.

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Durant had some nice individual defensive plays on LeBron during the Finals - using that length to his advantage to make him change / alter shots.

I still have some mixed feelings on him going to GSW but he definitely made his presence felt in some key plays versus LeBron.

That being said - LBJ averaged a Triple double but still...
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Yeah, Kawhi for sure.
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