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The NBA Stopper Rankings – Final Standings

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(DeAndre Jordan & John Henson by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)
It seems like every other day a new stat comes out to try to help us all understand the game of basketball a little better than we did the day before.  So, in that vein, The Hoops Manifesto introduces it’s NBA Stopper Rankings – a different sort of defensive ranking system for NBA players.

When you boil it right down to its essence, what is the goal of an NBA team on defense?  It’s to prevent the opponent from scoring.  And the ways that a team can achieve that goal is by: rebounding an opponent’s errant shot, blocking an opponent’s shot attempt, stealing the ball from the opponent, or drawing an offensive foul from the opponent.  That is what The Hoops Manifesto’s NBA Stopper Rankings are all about – discovering which players in the league are best at ending an opponent’s offensive possession.
(Since big men have more opportunities to rack up many of the stats we are tracking, we’ve also including a Top Five Guard ranking)

 

Overall Top 20

    Charges  
      D-Rebounds Steals Blocks Drawn Total Stops
1 1 DeAndre Jordan 783 80 203 1 1067
2 2 Andre Drummond 631 101 131 4 867
3 3 Kevin Love 739 59 36 18 852
4 5 DeMarcus Cousins 613 109 91 36 849
5 6 Joakim Noah 618 99 121 9 847
6 7 Dwight Howard 635 60 128 0 823
7 11 Al Jefferson 636 67 79 1 783
7 9 Tim Duncan 563 43 139 2 747
9 7 Anthony Davis 466 89 189 2 746
10 14 Serge Ibaka 485 39 219 1 744
11 17 Marcin Gortat 565 41 121 6 733
12 7 LaMarcus Aldridge 600 63 68 0 731
13 10 Blake Griffin 565 92 51 18 726
14 13 Kevin Durant 540 103 59 0 702
15 19 Paul Millsap 473 129 78 11 691
16 16 Spencer Hawes 529 44 94 1 668
17 12 Andrew Bogut 489 48 121 8 666
18 NR Paul George 478 151 22 14 665
19 NR Greg Monroe 504 91 47 2 644
20 15 Josh Smith 418 105 110 8 641

 

Top Five Guards

    Charges  
      D-Rebounds Steals Blocks Drawn Total Stops
1 1 Lance Stephenson 463 54 7 5 529
2 NR Michael Carter-Williams 336 130 43 2 511
3 2 John Wall 295 149 40 15 499
4 3 Ricky Rubio 281 190 11 8 490
5 4 Victor Oladipo 286 129 37 2 454

 

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