his eFG% actually was better. His ts% went down because Giannis was awful from the line shooting an awful 54.3% well below his 77% season average (which has absolutely nothing to do with the Raptors defense). In other words the Raptors didmt stop Giannis at all.
Ummmm, yeah. The Raptors won 4-2 and Giannis' per 36 numbers were down regular season vs playoffs and his TS% dropped almost 4 percentage points. Guess it worked out okay for the Raptors.
How'd that go for the Raptors last year?
Makes it easy come playoff times to make the player much less efficient and so hurt his team's chances in the playoffs.
Giannis shoots 66% of his shots from inside 10 feet. He shoots 76% on FGA from 0-3 feet. On all other shot distances he shoots less than 40%And yet he has been doing this for years and is only getting more efficient and better at it. And since when it is a problem for a player to maximize efficiency.
Pretty predictable player offensively. Pretty poor offensively if he isn't with 5-10 feet of the basket.
Yeah, I am sure his per 36 numbers being down had nothing to do with the Raptors defense. Certainly must have been a cold he had or something. I am sure the only reason his team lost was his team and had zero to do with him.
Of course he is better than a guy with a ring, finals MVP, and is better at defense than a multiple first team defense award winner, two defensive player of the year award winner, and a guy that was able to take LBJ out of a the finals like no one else.
Seriously, I have to wonder if you aren't just playing devils advocate here, because this take is just too hot.
There is simply no way to see each of their careers to this point, and declare Giannis better. None.
Might he be better eventually? Possibly.
But now? Guy can't even take his team to a top 4 seed in a conference that is garbage outside of the top 3 teams.
I cannot disagree with you enough.