Bryn Walker

16 Jul 19
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CLOSE SportsPulse: Houston could not stay idle and watch everyone else improve. USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt breaks down the blockbuster trade that sends Russell Westbrook to the Rockets where he wants to reunite with former teammate James Harden. USA TODAY The NBA's wildest summer Appears to be winding down. Six of the 15 All-NBA […]

15 Jul 19
Beyond The Perimeter

Kawhi Leonard’s overnight bombshell has changed the outlook of the Western Conference; LAC now sit on top. Most predicted Kawhi to join the Lakers. A small amount had him staying in Toronto, and an even smaller group had him at the Clippers. But I can tell you that no one, and I mean no one, […]

15 Jul 19
Spurs World

San Antonio Spurs Lonnie Walker has been named to the NBA Summer League Second Team, the club announced Monday. The second-year guard is first Spur to be named to an All-Summer League Team since Bryn Forbes in 2017, Walker IV is just the fourth player from the Silver and Black since the NBA started the […]

11 Jul 19
News Directory

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11 Jul 19
Sport Archives

Maori All Black's Head Coach Clayton McMillan says the team is acutely aware of the challenge ahead of them. He says there is an itch in players while they train because they know how strong the flying fijians are. https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/110719FB-Mcmillan.wav "We know how strong the flying fiji are going to be, so I wouldn't imagine […]

10 Jul 19
HoopsHype

For fantasy basketball enthusiasts or fans curious about where NBA team rotations stand right now, these depth charts should come handy.  We update them all the time, so you can check back often. Did we get anything wrong? Contact us here: hoopshype@hoopshype.com Key: Not guaranteed Two-way contract Draft rights Injured Atlanta Hawks PG SG SF PF […]

10 Jul 19
Hooper Tube

For fantasy basketball enthusiasts or fans curious about where NBA team rotations stand right now, these depth charts should come handy.  We update them all the time, so you can check back often. Did we get anything wrong? Contact us here: hoopshype@hoopshype.com Key: Not guaranteed Two-way contract Draft rights Injured Atlanta Hawks PG SG SF PF […]

09 Jul 19
FiveThirtyEight
Basketball, in some sense, is fundamentally a shooting game. Shooting isn’t the only important action that takes place on a basketball court, obviously. But if no one kept track of who was taking shots and making buckets, we’d have, at best, an extremely fuzzy impression of which players were actually any good, even if we had access to all their other statistics. But believe it or not, this had long been the situation when it came to measuring player defense. There are individual defensive statistics such as rebounds and steals, of course. But there’s no direct measure of shooting defense (other than blocks, which account for a relatively small fraction of missed shots). If an opponent gets hot against your team and shoots 53 for 91 en route to scoring 130 points, we know your team defended poorly in the aggregate, but we don’t know which players to blame. That is, until a few years ago, when the NBA started publishing data on opponents’ shooting. Last regular season, for example, NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert defended a league-high 1,426 shots, according to motion tracking data by Second Spectrum, which identifies the nearest defender on every field goal attempt. Opponents made only 45 percent of those field goal attempts, well below the roughly 49 percent that Second Spectrum estimates “should” have gone in against average defense for a given distance to the basket. We’ve been obsessed with this opponents’ shooting data for a while, in part because it sometimes seemed to track closely with players who had stronger or weaker defensive reputations than you would infer from other advanced statistics such as Real Plus-Minus. Boston’s Kyrie Irving was regarded as a slightly above-average defender by RPM last year, for instance. But his opponents’ shooting data suggests he’s a big liability instead. On the other hand, Toronto’s Serge Ibaka was an excellent defender based on opponents’ shooting, whereas RPM regards him as just average. So this year, we decided to evaluate the opponents’ shooting data in a more comprehensive way and incorporate it into our projection system, CARMELO. Just as CARMELO is a goofy backronym (Career-Arc Regression Model Estimator with Local Optimization) that honors one of our favorite players, Carmelo Anthony, we decided to give our new defensive rating a player-centric name, this time in honor of the Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green, who has long been one of the best players in basketball by opponent shooting. So our new rating is called DRAYMOND, which stands for…. Defensive Rating Accounting for Yielding Minimal Openness by Nearest Defender 🙄 All right, so the acronym may or may not catch on. But it does get at one essential discovery we made in playing around with the opponents’ shooting data: the idea of minimizing openness. The main goal of shooting defense, especially in today’s spacing-centric, ball-movement-forward offensive era, is really to minimize the chance of an open shot. So when I cited Gobert’s numbers earlier in this article, for instance, the most impressive part was not that opponents shot poorly against him, although that helped the Jazz, of course. Rather, it was that he was the nearest defender on so many shots: about 26 shots per 100 possessions that he was on the floor last year[footnote]Between the playoffs and regular season combined.[/footnote] as compared with a league average of about 17 shots defended per 100 possessions. By contrast, Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook — whom DRAYMOND regards as being vastly overrated by other defensive metrics — was the nearest defender on only 12 shots per 100 possessions. Some of this has to do with Westbrook’s and Gobert’s respective positions — centers naturally defend more shots than guards do, a factor that DRAYMOND corrects for (see below). But even accounting for that, it’s clear that some players are much more impactful defenders than others. I’m sure you’re curious to see some data, but first, an explanation of how DRAYMOND is calculated. We’ll keep it pretty brief. As I mentioned above, what we’re really interested in is how much value a defender provides relative to an open shot. That is to say, we generally don’t want to punish a player for happening to be the nearest defender according to the Second Spectrum data. Some defense is generally better than none; if Player X hadn’t defended the shot, it’s possible that no one else would have.[footnote]A more advanced version of DRAYMOND might identify which player was supposed to have defended a shot (e.g., Westbrook was originally assigned to Damian Lillard) and compare it against which player was actually the nearest defender (e.g., Stephen Adams picked up the shot after Lillard blew by Westbrook). But that requires more detailed data than is currently available publicly, so we’re sticking with the simpler version for the time being.[/footnote] Through trial and error, we found that DRAYMOND performs best[footnote]By regressing against five-year Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus (RAPM); see the discussion later in this article for more detail.[/footnote] if you assume that shooting percentages on open shots are about 8 percentage points higher than against average defense. For instance, if a certain type of above-the-break 3-pointer is made 34 percent of the time against average defense, we’d expect it to go in about 42 percent of the time if it was truly open. This allows us to calculate an initial score that we call RAW_DRAYMOND. For example, if a player faced 100 2-point shots and allowed 46 of them to go in when you’d expect 56 percent of them to be converted if wide open, that player prevented … (.56-.46) x 100 x 2 = 20 … about 20 points from being scored with his defense. (Obviously, this player could have provided additional value based on his defense against 3-point shots. Indeed, since 3-point shots are worth more than 2-pointers — hashtag #math — players who are effective at defending threes are especially rewarded by DRAYMOND.) However, there are several adjustments we need to make in getting from RAW_DRAYMOND to regular DRAYMOND: Since DRAYMOND is based on both regular-season and playoff data, we adjust for the fact that defenders face slightly tougher shooters on average in the playoffs. We divide RAW_DRAYMOND by the number of possessions that the player was on the floor, so that DRAYMOND (like RPM and most other NBA stats) is a rate statistic rather than a counting statistic. We adjust the number of shots defended based on a player’s position. The average point guard and shooting guard defends about 15 shots per 100 possessions, the average small forward defends about 16 shots, the average power forward 19 shots, and the average center 22 shots.[footnote]The adjustment works by multiplying the number of shots faced by 17 then dividing it by the number of shots faced on average at the position. For instance, for a power forward, the number of shots defended is multiplied by 17/19ths.[/footnote] This somewhat equalizes defensive value over the five positions. Even so, bigs are generally the most valuable defenders in basketball according to DRAYMOND, as they are under most other advanced statistics. Finally, we subtract the value of league-average shooting defense per possession from each player’s score. Thus, like RPM and Box Plus/Minus (BPM), the statistics that CARMELO has traditionally used to make its projections, DRAYMOND is a plus-minus statistic measured per 100 possessions, where a score of 0 represents average defense. Among players who have played at least 10,000 possessions over the past six seasons (the NBA’s opponents’ shooting data goes back to 2013-14), the top defender according to DRAYMOND is … Draymond Green, who has provided the Warriors with +3.2 points per 100 possessions of defensive value based on his scoring defense alone, not counting all of the other ways (e.g., steals) that he produces defensive value. Green is followed on the list by a fairly star-studded cast of defenders: Joel Embiid, Kristaps Porzingis (!), Rudy Gobert, Tim Duncan, Andre Roberson and Anthony Davis. Meanwhile, the worst-rated defender over the past six seasons according to DRAYMOND is Rajon Rondo. [big-table] The best defender according to DRAYMOND is Draymond NBA players by DRAYMOND* defensive ratings, based on opponents’ shooting data in the regular season and playoffs, with a minimum of 10,000 possessions played since 2013-14 Player Possessions played DRAYMOND RATING Draymond Green 38,282 +3.16 Joel Embiid 11,766 +2.95 Kristaps Porzingis 11,714 +2.57 Rudy Gobert 24,889 +2.40 Tim Duncan 14,218 +2.20 Andre Roberson 15,147 +2.06 Anthony Davis 30,484 +2.05 Andrew Bogut 13,887 +2.01 Roy Hibbert 14,695 +1.92 Josh Smith 13,122 +1.90 Hassan Whiteside 18,508 +1.87 Derrick Favors 24,324 +1.86 Myles Turner 17,509 +1.73 Aron Baynes 14,484 +1.71 Joakim Noah 15,511 +1.60 Brook Lopez 25,200 +1.60 Timofey Mozgov 14,696 +1.57 Luc Mbah a Moute 16,502 +1.56 Serge Ibaka 32,865 +1.54 Kyle O’Quinn 11,843 +1.52 Montrezl Harrell 11,001 +1.44 Kevin Durant 35,683 +1.44 Robin Lopez 25,657 +1.43 Al Horford 30,395 +1.41 David West 17,671 +1.40 Clint Capela 18,110 +1.39 Pau Gasol 23,255 +1.38 James Johnson 17,746 +1.33 Josh Richardson 17,276 +1.28 LaMarcus Aldridge 33,382 +1.27 Dewayne Dedmon 13,581 +1.25 Jaylen Brown 13,507 +1.25 Jusuf Nurkic 15,099 +1.24 Giannis Antetokounmpo 33,511 +1.23 Nemanja Bjelica 11,568 +1.15 John Henson 15,221 +1.14 Danny Green 28,467 +1.12 Kosta Koufos 15,534 +1.11 Jerami Grant 20,433 +1.10 Ben Simmons 13,358 +1.10 Steven Adams 28,973 +1.09 Tyler Zeller 11,412 +1.09 Mike Dunleavy 12,931 +1.08 Klay Thompson 41,713 +1.05 Tony Allen 14,520 +1.04 Miles Plumlee 11,556 +1.04 DeMarcus Cousins 24,075 +1.00 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 17,801 +0.99 Justise Winslow 14,191 +0.97 Raymond Felton 16,949 +0.97 Taj Gibson 26,231 +0.96 DeAndre Jordan 34,072 +0.96 Thabo Sefolosha 16,186 +0.95 Kawhi Leonard 27,674 +0.88 Ian Mahinmi 14,184 +0.88 Pascal Siakam 12,798 +0.88 Solomon Hill 14,891 +0.87 Jonas Valanciunas 23,901 +0.85 Marcin Gortat 28,529 +0.84 Kemba Walker 33,021 +0.81 Jrue Holiday 25,597 +0.80 Shaun Livingston 21,495 +0.79 Spencer Hawes 11,803 +0.78 Bismack Biyombo 17,520 +0.78 Maurice Harkless 20,198 +0.77 Wilson Chandler 21,126 +0.76 Amir Johnson 20,436 +0.75 Trevor Booker 16,039 +0.72 Cody Zeller 17,321 +0.72 Alex Len 17,616 +0.71 Marc Gasol 30,496 +0.71 David Lee 12,774 +0.67 George Hill 26,013 +0.64 Langston Galloway 15,734 +0.62 Quincy Acy 10,497 +0.61 Evan Turner 27,518 +0.61 Dwight Powell 12,343 +0.59 Paul Pierce 12,678 +0.59 Cory Joseph 23,771 +0.57 Nikola Mirotic 18,138 +0.57 Jimmy Butler 32,597 +0.54 Jayson Tatum 12,138 +0.53 James Harden 40,828 +0.52 Nerlens Noel 14,418 +0.51 Noah Vonleh 11,214 +0.47 Derrick Rose 17,293 +0.47 Patrick Patterson 21,197 +0.47 Jeremy Lin 18,390 +0.46 Dion Waiters 21,066 +0.45 Domantas Sabonis 11,443 +0.44 Ed Davis 17,428 +0.43 Jared Dudley 18,767 +0.42 Goran Dragic 28,790 +0.41 Aaron Gordon 20,045 +0.40 Marreese Speights 11,425 +0.40 Paul Millsap 30,217 +0.39 CJ McCollum 28,793 +0.38 Justin Holiday 16,591 +0.38 Eric Bledsoe 26,635 +0.36 Tristan Thompson 27,936 +0.36 Jared Sullinger 11,886 +0.35 Trey Lyles 10,302 +0.34 Paul George 32,598 +0.33 Allen Crabbe 18,711 +0.33 Lance Thomas 12,142 +0.32 Gerald Henderson 16,500 +0.31 Tyler Johnson 15,111 +0.30 DeMarre Carroll 26,019 +0.29 Stephen Curry 39,307 +0.27 Mike Conley 23,955 +0.23 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 12,081 +0.21 Mason Plumlee 22,777 +0.21 Dwight Howard 24,588 +0.20 LeBron James 39,997 +0.19 Rudy Gay 24,069 +0.19 JaMychal Green 14,173 +0.18 Patrick Beverley 22,626 +0.17 Blake Griffin 29,325 +0.16 Nikola Vucevic 26,406 +0.16 Damian Lillard 38,628 +0.16 Jae Crowder 27,620 +0.16 Matthew Dellavedova 18,129 +0.16 Kent Bazemore 22,184 +0.16 Mario Chalmers 15,652 +0.15 Luol Deng 18,725 +0.15 Jonas Jerebko 15,123 +0.14 Markieff Morris 26,032 +0.12 Andre Iguodala 29,712 +0.11 Omer Asik 10,195 +0.11 JJ Redick 29,725 +0.10 Anthony Tolliver 17,263 +0.08 Manu Ginobili 16,974 +0.08 Dwyane Wade 25,627 +0.08 PJ Tucker 32,880 +0.08 Austin Rivers 23,087 +0.07 Spencer Dinwiddie 13,248 +0.07 John Wall 31,634 +0.07 Karl-Anthony Towns 23,043 +0.07 Ish Smith 19,446 +0.07 Wesley Matthews 30,095 +0.06 Jeremy Lamb 18,210 +0.06 Chris Bosh 12,709 +0.06 Marvin Williams 25,849 +0.06 Kyle Anderson 12,802 +0.05 Jason Smith 11,230 +0.05 Donovan Mitchell 12,171 +0.04 Isaiah Thomas 23,565 +0.04 Al-Farouq Aminu 26,956 +0.03 CJ Miles 17,938 +0.03 Terry Rozier 13,805 +0.03 Kyle Lowry 35,784 +0.02 Marcus Morris 28,223 +0.02 Reggie Bullock 10,929 +0.01 Gerald Green 18,429 +0.00 Dario Saric 14,499 +0.00 Andre Drummond 31,709 +0.00 Marcus Smart 22,997 +0.00 Terrence Jones 12,064 +0.00 Kelly Olynyk 20,609 -0.01 Brandon Bass 12,616 -0.02 Courtney Lee 25,321 -0.02 Khris Middleton 30,940 -0.03 Jerian Grant 10,248 -0.03 Terrence Ross 23,139 -0.03 Nene 16,100 -0.03 T.J. McConnell 15,302 -0.03 Michael Carter-Williams 17,756 -0.03 Boris Diaw 15,683 -0.04 Jarrett Jack 14,572 -0.05 Malcolm Brogdon 12,073 -0.06 Kyle Kuzma 10,183 -0.06 Mike Muscala 10,947 -0.07 Brandon Ingram 12,815 -0.07 Robert Covington 21,084 -0.07 Vince Carter 18,232 -0.09 Tyson Chandler 18,693 -0.09 Meyers Leonard 10,837 -0.10 Matt Barnes 18,283 -0.10 Tony Snell 20,715 -0.13 Jeff Teague 29,994 -0.13 Nicolas Batum 31,707 -0.13 Bradley Beal 34,063 -0.14 Al Jefferson 14,574 -0.15 Garrett Temple 18,146 -0.15 Aaron Brooks 11,764 -0.17 Iman Shumpert 20,064 -0.17 Willie Cauley-Stein 14,903 -0.17 Enes Kanter 24,020 -0.18 Joe Harris 13,015 -0.19 Bobby Portis 10,791 -0.20 Hollis Thompson 13,414 -0.21 Wesley Johnson 19,012 -0.22 Thaddeus Young 31,870 -0.22 Mirza Teletovic 11,261 -0.22 Jeff Green 28,433 -0.23 Gordon Hayward 26,388 -0.23 Kevin Love 28,026 -0.24 Stanley Johnson 12,913 -0.25 Omri Casspi 13,641 -0.25 Luis Scola 11,128 -0.26 Eric Gordon 28,024 -0.26 Harrison Barnes 33,280 -0.28 Kyle Korver 28,624 -0.28 Nikola Jokic 19,092 -0.29 Devin Harris 15,894 -0.29 Victor Oladipo 28,135 -0.29 Deron Williams 17,520 -0.31 Tobias Harris 31,349 -0.31 Monta Ellis 22,806 -0.32 Jerryd Bayless 13,461 -0.32 Randy Foye 13,985 -0.32 Jason Terry 13,194 -0.32 Dennis Schroder 23,921 -0.33 Zaza Pachulia 17,765 -0.33 Mike Scott 15,790 -0.34 Richard Jefferson 14,457 -0.35 Trey Burke 17,019 -0.36 Dirk Nowitzki 24,696 -0.37 Joe Ingles 22,212 -0.37 Ian Clark 10,859 -0.39 Chandler Parsons 18,098 -0.40 Isaiah Canaan 10,149 -0.40 Tyreke Evans 18,965 -0.40 Ersan Ilyasova 21,881 -0.41 Jordan Hill 10,087 -0.45 Darren Collison 25,990 -0.46 Jodie Meeks 12,673 -0.47 E’Twaun Moore 19,870 -0.48 Larry Nance Jr. 12,949 -0.49 Shelvin Mack 15,274 -0.49 Shane Larkin 10,117 -0.49 Patty Mills 23,097 -0.51 Joe Johnson 25,036 -0.52 Tim Hardaway Jr. 22,178 -0.52 Ryan Anderson 18,873 -0.52 Lance Stephenson 20,349 -0.52 Norman Powell 10,579 -0.53 Kyle Singler 11,355 -0.53 Will Barton 20,048 -0.54 Avery Bradley 26,335 -0.54 T.J. Warren 15,353 -0.55 Tony Parker 22,184 -0.55 Mario Hezonja 10,871 -0.56 Greg Monroe 21,907 -0.56 Nik Stauskas 13,971 -0.56 Danilo Gallinari 17,302 -0.57 Jon Leuer 10,751 -0.57 Chris Paul 31,344 -0.58 James Ennis III 12,375 -0.59 Carmelo Anthony 24,805 -0.59 Andrew Wiggins 29,659 -0.60 Taurean Prince 11,091 -0.62 Rodney Hood 19,067 -0.62 Ramon Sessions 13,288 -0.62 Rodney Stuckey 11,918 -0.63 Gary Harris 19,416 -0.64 JR Smith 25,891 -0.64 Channing Frye 16,675 -0.65 Corey Brewer 21,400 -0.67 Reggie Jackson 25,636 -0.67 Wayne Ellington 17,863 -0.68 Frank Kaminsky 13,278 -0.69 Arron Afflalo 19,467 -0.71 Julius Randle 18,720 -0.72 Doug McDermott 14,334 -0.74 Bojan Bogdanovic 24,638 -0.74 Elfrid Payton 21,014 -0.78 Buddy Hield 13,734 -0.78 Jamal Murray 15,101 -0.79 Brandon Knight 16,757 -0.80 Devin Booker 19,065 -0.80 Lou Williams 26,587 -0.81 Gorgui Dieng 21,118 -0.82 Kenneth Faried 17,635 -0.82 Derrick Williams 11,367 -0.83 Zach Randolph 21,896 -0.84 DeMar DeRozan 36,103 -0.85 Evan Fournier 25,823 -0.85 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 29,067 -0.88 D’Angelo Russell 16,686 -0.90 Emmanuel Mudiay 13,309 -0.90 Ben McLemore 17,957 -0.94 Norris Cole 11,175 -0.97 Jameer Nelson 15,646 -0.97 Kyrie Irving 31,938 -0.99 Ricky Rubio 26,045 -0.99 Jordan Clarkson 22,324 -1.03 Otto Porter Jr. 24,148 -1.03 Russell Westbrook 35,302 -1.04 Jonathon Simmons 11,869 -1.05 Kelly Oubre Jr. 14,377 -1.08 Brandon Jennings 14,286 -1.16 Dante Cunningham 19,597 -1.17 Anthony Morrow 10,184 -1.18 Marco Belinelli 23,994 -1.19 D.J. Augustin 22,122 -1.22 Jabari Parker 15,480 -1.24 Trevor Ariza 37,477 -1.25 J.J. Barea 16,230 -1.25 Nick Young 14,675 -1.26 Jamal Crawford 25,169 -1.28 Ty Lawson 17,022 -1.31 Zach LaVine 17,990 -1.36 Alec Burks 14,268 -1.49 Jose Calderon 16,539 -1.54 Rajon Rondo 22,941 -1.55 * Defensive Rating Accounting for Yielding Minimal Openness by Nearest Defender And here’s the data for last season (2018-19), with a minimum of 2,000 possessions defended. The Jazz’s Derrick Favors was the top defender, followed by the Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson, while the Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton was the worst defender in the league. [big-table] The best DRAYMOND defenders of 2018-19 NBA players by DRAYMOND* defensive ratings, based on opponents’ shooting data in the regular season and playoffs, with a minimum of 2,000 possessions played in 2018-19 Player Possessions played DRAYMOND RATING Derrick Favors 4,036 +3.74 Mitchell Robinson 2,882 +3.32 Derrick Jones Jr. 2,389 +3.10 Jusuf Nurkic 4,212 +3.03 Maxi Kleber 3,168 +2.94 Hassan Whiteside 3,490 +2.89 Rudy Gobert 5,786 +2.82 Kevon Looney 4,145 +2.72 Serge Ibaka 5,258 +2.63 Richaun Holmes 2,558 +2.54 Brook Lopez 6,040 +2.53 Myles Turner 4,656 +2.43 Ivica Zubac 2,365 +2.43 Joel Embiid 5,419 +2.40 Robin Lopez 3,387 +2.35 Torrey Craig 3,798 +2.33 Jonas Valanciunas 2,345 +2.25 Evan Turner 3,896 +2.23 Bruce Brown 3,135 +2.21 James Johnson 2,419 +2.19 Aron Baynes 2,033 +2.17 JaVale McGee 3,690 +2.17 Nerlens Noel 2,437 +2.15 Giannis Antetokounmpo 6,339 +2.13 Shabazz Napier 2,193 +1.92 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 2,511 +1.92 Pat Connaughton 3,493 +1.90 Montrezl Harrell 5,060 +1.82 LaMarcus Aldridge 6,012 +1.82 Draymond Green 6,260 +1.76 Nemanja Bjelica 3,950 +1.76 Derrick White 3,964 +1.74 Josh Hart 3,796 +1.72 Wes Iwundu 2,757 +1.69 Pascal Siakam 7,195 +1.65 Cody Zeller 2,639 +1.64 Jahlil Okafor 2,039 +1.52 Jaren Jackson Jr. 3,076 +1.51 Kyle Anderson 2,606 +1.50 Gary Harris 4,427 +1.42 Jared Dudley 2,749 +1.40 James Harden 6,754 +1.40 Mason Plumlee 4,086 +1.33 Dorian Finney-Smith 4,200 +1.31 Jayson Tatum 5,809 +1.26 Patrick Beverley 5,029 +1.25 Eric Bledsoe 5,900 +1.23 Al Horford 4,834 +1.18 Jaylen Brown 4,698 +1.18 Anthony Davis 4,014 +1.15 Dennis Smith Jr. 3,200 +1.15 Brandon Ingram 3,850 +1.15 Clint Capela 5,313 +1.13 Cory Joseph 4,489 +1.13 Thon Maker 2,220 +1.11 Dwight Powell 3,524 +1.10 Allen Crabbe 2,444 +1.09 Seth Curry 3,615 +1.03 Andre Drummond 5,709 +1.01 Lonzo Ball 3,122 +1.00 Ben Simmons 6,761 +0.97 D.J. Wilson 2,055 +0.96 Kevin Durant 6,753 +0.94 Markieff Morris 2,863 +0.94 Nikola Vucevic 5,515 +0.94 John Collins 4,039 +0.88 Shaquille Harrison 3,032 +0.88 Malcolm Brogdon 4,463 +0.88 Nikola Jokic 6,263 +0.87 Jarrett Allen 4,774 +0.87 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 5,090 +0.87 PJ Tucker 6,632 +0.85 DeAndre Jordan 4,300 +0.83 Juancho Hernangomez 2,863 +0.83 Klay Thompson 7,394 +0.80 Steven Adams 6,187 +0.78 Spencer Dinwiddie 4,395 +0.77 Dewayne Dedmon 3,516 +0.76 Royce O’Neale 3,884 +0.75 Marc Gasol 6,448 +0.74 Gordon Hayward 4,582 +0.74 Bam Adebayo 4,006 +0.73 Norman Powell 3,207 +0.71 CJ McCollum 6,340 +0.70 Darius Miller 3,861 +0.70 Jerami Grant 6,093 +0.70 Rudy Gay 4,216 +0.69 Robert Covington 2,548 +0.69 George Hill 3,632 +0.69 Maurice Harkless 3,833 +0.66 Wendell Carter Jr. 2,311 +0.65 Trey Lyles 2,390 +0.64 Jakob Poeltl 3,061 +0.64 Mike Muscala 2,889 +0.64 Jimmy Butler 5,562 +0.62 T.J. McConnell 3,358 +0.62 Nicolas Batum 4,923 +0.62 Kemba Walker 5,962 +0.62 Deandre Ayton 4,645 +0.62 Jonathan Isaac 4,456 +0.61 Paul Millsap 4,866 +0.59 Kyle Lowry 6,510 +0.57 Trey Burke 2,387 +0.57 Josh Jackson 4,267 +0.56 Karl-Anthony Towns 5,392 +0.53 Andre Iguodala 4,742 +0.52 Zach Collins 3,419 +0.49 Emmanuel Mudiay 3,418 +0.48 Eric Gordon 5,347 +0.45 Delon Wright 3,611 +0.43 Avery Bradley 4,044 +0.42 Damian Lillard 7,338 +0.40 Alex Len 3,489 +0.40 LeBron James 4,228 +0.40 Danuel House Jr. 2,369 +0.40 Nikola Mirotic 3,444 +0.39 Ish Smith 2,763 +0.39 Mike Conley 4,816 +0.38 Tyreke Evans 3,134 +0.35 Dwyane Wade 4,006 +0.34 Jae Crowder 4,940 +0.34 Daniel Theis 2,061 +0.34 D’Angelo Russell 5,600 +0.33 Justin Holiday 5,432 +0.31 Terry Rozier 4,133 +0.30 Rodions Kurucs 3,041 +0.28 Derrick Rose 3,020 +0.27 Kawhi Leonard 6,178 +0.25 Langston Galloway 3,888 +0.24 Jrue Holiday 5,233 +0.24 Larry Nance Jr. 3,684 +0.23 Elfrid Payton 2,778 +0.23 Ed Davis 3,157 +0.23 Domantas Sabonis 4,021 +0.22 Thomas Bryant 3,241 +0.17 Josh Richardson 5,296 +0.16 Andrew Wiggins 5,400 +0.14 Davis Bertans 3,653 +0.12 Rodney Hood 4,642 +0.12 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 2,847 +0.11 Goran Dragic 2,134 +0.11 Tony Snell 2,947 +0.11 Austin Rivers 4,753 +0.11 Dario Saric 4,371 +0.11 Paul George 6,639 +0.09 Kenrich Williams 2,390 +0.09 Noah Vonleh 3,662 +0.08 Danny Green 6,093 +0.08 Fred VanVleet 4,882 +0.08 Shaun Livingston 2,710 +0.08 Rodney McGruder 3,272 +0.03 Joe Harris 5,271 +0.02 Wayne Ellington 2,965 +0.02 Enes Kanter 4,397 +0.01 Marcus Smart 4,760 -0.01 Cheick Diallo 2,016 -0.02 Landry Shamet 4,303 -0.05 OG Anunoby 2,920 -0.05 Aaron Gordon 5,817 -0.06 Jeff Teague 2,695 -0.07 Thaddeus Young 5,391 -0.08 Justin Jackson 3,505 -0.16 Tyler Johnson 3,241 -0.17 De’Aaron Fox 5,626 -0.17 Khris Middleton 6,334 -0.19 Ersan Ilyasova 3,315 -0.20 Kelly Olynyk 3,795 -0.21 Buddy Hield 5,744 -0.22 Alfonzo McKinnie 2,709 -0.22 Tobias Harris 6,998 -0.24 Ryan Arcidiacono 4,105 -0.25 Kyle Kuzma 5,063 -0.25 Jake Layman 2,861 -0.25 Tristan Thompson 2,445 -0.25 Sterling Brown 2,651 -0.29 Marvin Bagley III 3,418 -0.30 Garrett Temple 4,386 -0.31 Bojan Bogdanovic 5,659 -0.32 David Nwaba 2,034 -0.32 Mike Scott 3,520 -0.32 Marcus Morris 5,009 -0.33 Terrance Ferguson 4,504 -0.33 Wilson Chandler 2,670 -0.33 Willie Cauley-Stein 4,851 -0.37 Dion Waiters 2,334 -0.38 Jordan Clarkson 4,606 -0.40 Jabari Parker 3,713 -0.40 Anthony Tolliver 2,328 -0.40 Justise Winslow 4,093 -0.41 Julius Randle 4,889 -0.41 De’Anthony Melton 2,112 -0.41 Stephen Curry 6,852 -0.42 Dennis Schroder 5,385 -0.42 Kris Dunn 2,898 -0.42 Harrison Barnes 5,415 -0.42 Ante Zizic 2,259 -0.44 JJ Redick 6,068 -0.44 Doug McDermott 2,906 -0.45 Taj Gibson 3,607 -0.47 Bogdan Bogdanovic 4,205 -0.48 Jamal Murray 6,100 -0.53 DeMarre Carroll 3,942 -0.54 Stanley Johnson 2,607 -0.54 Marco Belinelli 4,179 -0.55 Jonas Jerebko 2,863 -0.56 Kelly Oubre Jr. 4,215 -0.56 Evan Fournier 5,642 -0.56 Gorgui Dieng 2,247 -0.59 Blake Griffin 5,538 -0.61 Monte Morris 4,561 -0.62 Danilo Gallinari 4,818 -0.65 JaMychal Green 3,244 -0.66 Jeff Green 4,501 -0.67 Jonathon Simmons 2,408 -0.79 Bradley Beal 6,505 -0.80 Luka Doncic 4,912 -0.81 Lauri Markkanen 3,496 -0.81 Iman Shumpert 3,455 -0.83 Zach LaVine 4,547 -0.83 Russell Westbrook 6,193 -0.84 Tony Parker 2,145 -0.85 Devin Harris 2,267 -0.85 Elie Okobo 2,040 -0.85 Reggie Bullock 3,974 -0.86 Chris Paul 4,743 -0.89 Allonzo Trier 3,104 -0.90 John Wall 2,404 -0.91 Yogi Ferrell 2,330 -0.92 Al-Farouq Aminu 5,689 -0.92 Devin Booker 4,792 -0.93 Jeremy Lamb 4,710 -0.93 Jalen Brunson 3,346 -0.94 DeMar DeRozan 6,023 -0.96 Patty Mills 4,431 -0.96 Caris LeVert 2,593 -0.97 Mikal Bridges 5,176 -0.98 Jerian Grant 2,016 -0.99 DeAndre’ Bembry 4,311 -1.00 Will Barton 3,155 -1.00 Vince Carter 2,998 -1.00 Wesley Matthews 4,656 -1.01 Kyrie Irving 5,434 -1.01 Alec Burks 2,874 -1.06 Tomas Satoransky 4,634 -1.07 Kent Bazemore 3,658 -1.07 Donovan Mitchell 5,923 -1.08 Cedi Osman 5,021 -1.10 Otto Porter Jr. 3,634 -1.14 Terrence Ross 4,804 -1.14 Taurean Prince 3,462 -1.14 Tim Hardaway Jr. 4,345 -1.16 Joe Ingles 5,832 -1.17 Lance Stephenson 2,511 -1.20 Luke Kennard 3,218 -1.21 Mario Hezonja 2,549 -1.22 Marvin Williams 4,467 -1.22 Miles Bridges 3,625 -1.35 Damyean Dotson 4,241 -1.36 Kevin Knox 4,596 -1.42 Gerald Green 3,324 -1.43 E’Twaun Moore 3,187 -1.44 Darren Collison 4,693 -1.44 Ricky Rubio 4,414 -1.44 Josh Okogie 3,830 -1.45 Wayne Selden 3,048 -1.49 Bobby Portis 2,773 -1.50 Lou Williams 4,812 -1.67 Shelvin Mack 2,577 -1.69 D.J. Augustin 4,990 -1.77 Rajon Rondo 2,992 -1.79 Tyus Jones 3,348 -1.79 Reggie Jackson 4,971 -1.82 Bryn Forbes 5,200 -1.82 Trae Young 5,570 -1.83 Victor Oladipo 2,362 -1.84 Malik Beasley 4,532 -1.88 Ian Clark 2,165 -1.95 Jeremy Lin 3,270 -1.96 Malik Monk 2,703 -1.98 Frank Jackson 2,628 -2.10 Quinn Cook 2,649 -2.11 Nik Stauskas 2,164 -2.23 T.J. Warren 2,895 -2.27 Kyle Korver 2,966 -2.29 Meyers Leonard 2,212 -2.31 Jamal Crawford 2,647 -2.40 Kevin Huerter 4,544 -2.46 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 4,447 -2.49 James Ennis III 3,105 -2.68 Tim Frazier 2,554 -3.01 Trevor Ariza 4,997 -3.25 Collin Sexton 5,374 -3.59 * Defensive Rating Accounting for Yielding Minimal Openness by Nearest Defender You can download a complete set of DRAYMOND data dating back to 2013-14 at this link. But does DRAYMOND measure something that’s actually meaningful? To test this — and I have to apologize because there are a lot of similarly named statistics here with confusing acronyms — we regressed DRAYMOND and defensive BPM[footnote]Specifically, the raw version of BPM, without the adjustment for team performance.[/footnote] against five-year defensive Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus (RAPM). What the hell does that mean? BPM is based on conventional box score statistics — most importantly rebounds, blocks and steals for the purposes of measuring defense. DRAYMOND is based on opponents’ shooting. RAPM, meanwhile, measures how much better or worse a team plays when a player is on or off the floor. In the long run, RAPM is basically[footnote]I have a couple of technical objections to RAPM, based on the question of whether a player should essentially be punished for his teammates performing well while he’s off the floor, but I’ll spare you those for now.[/footnote] the “right” way to measure player value, since it can account for all the direct and indirect contributions a player makes that may or may not have a corresponding statistic attached to them. In the short run and even the medium run, however (remember all that misleading data people cited about how the Warriors were so good without Kevin Durant?), RAPM can be extremely noisy. So RAPM is great if you’re looking back over a five-year sample, as we’re doing here, but on-court/off-court statistics need to be treated with extreme caution over small samples. In any event, what we found is that BPM and DRAYMOND basically do equally well in predicting long-term RAPM. What that means is that the opponents’ shooting data is basically as powerful as all box score defensive statistics combined in predicting how much value a player’s defense truly has over the long run. We also found, however, that BPM and DRAYMOND are largely not redundant with one another. Blocks, steals and rebounds, which BPM captures, are certainly valuable things, and DRAYMOND does not purport to measure those. But they are also not especially good proxies for shooting defense. There are some players such as Green and Gobert who are even better defenders than you’d gather from their box score stats, even though those stats are pretty good. But there are others like Trevor Ariza, who gets lots of steals but has been rated poorly by DRAYMOND in recent seasons. That doesn’t mean that Ariza is a poor defender, just that you need to take the good (steals) with the bad (allows opponents to convert field goals at a high rate) when evaluating him. Let’s conclude with a list of players who are most affected, positively or negatively, by the incorporation of DRAYMOND. The table below compares our old CARMELO defensive ratings, which were based on a mix of two-thirds RPM and one-third BPM, to our new version, which still uses these statistics but also uses DRAYMOND.[footnote]As a technical aside, RPM is essentially a combination of BPM and one-year RAPM. That is, it leans fairly heavily on box score statistics because RAPM is quite noisy over the short run. Therefore, DRAYMOND is picking up information that isn’t well-measured by either RPM or BPM.[/footnote] Here are the old and new defensive ratings for everyone with at least 10,000 possessions played since 2013-14. [big-table] Which players’ defense had been underrated or overrated? Change in CARMELO defensive ratings since 2013-14 after incorporating DRAYMOND*, for players with a minimum of 10,000 possessions CARMELO DEFENSIVE RATING Player Old (based on RPM and BPM) New (incorporating DRAYMOND) Net Change Kristaps Porzingis +1.50 +2.65 +1.15 Joel Embiid +3.16 +4.17 +1.01 Nemanja Bjelica +0.86 +1.68 +0.82 Josh Smith +1.60 +2.39 +0.80 Brook Lopez +1.22 +2.00 +0.78 Timofey Mozgov +1.38 +2.11 +0.72 Anthony Davis +2.85 +3.56 +0.71 Kemba Walker -0.80 -0.10 +0.70 Aron Baynes +1.82 +2.49 +0.66 Draymond Green +4.43 +5.09 +0.66 Isaiah Thomas -2.62 -1.99 +0.63 Luc Mbah a Moute +1.59 +2.21 +0.62 Raymond Felton -0.74 -0.13 +0.61 Montrezl Harrell -0.05 +0.56 +0.61 Derrick Favors +2.03 +2.63 +0.61 Wilson Chandler -0.75 -0.15 +0.60 Andre Roberson +2.47 +3.07 +0.60 Jaylen Brown +0.11 +0.71 +0.60 Dewayne Dedmon +2.04 +2.62 +0.59 Klay Thompson -0.91 -0.34 +0.57 Tyler Zeller +0.62 +1.19 +0.57 Matthew Dellavedova -1.16 -0.60 +0.56 Jerami Grant +0.27 +0.82 +0.55 Jrue Holiday +0.72 +1.25 +0.54 Langston Galloway -0.81 -0.30 +0.51 Mirza Teletovic -1.67 -1.20 +0.47 Kevin Durant +0.57 +1.03 +0.46 Jeremy Lin -0.41 +0.04 +0.45 Robin Lopez +1.24 +1.68 +0.44 Mike Conley -0.38 +0.06 +0.44 LaMarcus Aldridge +1.19 +1.62 +0.43 Rudy Gobert +4.66 +5.09 +0.43 Derrick Rose -2.11 -1.68 +0.43 Kosta Koufos +1.57 +1.99 +0.42 JJ Redick -1.66 -1.25 +0.41 Quincy Acy -0.21 +0.19 +0.39 Serge Ibaka +1.53 +1.92 +0.39 Gerald Green -1.82 -1.44 +0.38 Myles Turner +2.35 +2.72 +0.37 Roy Hibbert +2.34 +2.71 +0.36 Clint Capela +2.18 +2.54 +0.36 Trey Burke -2.72 -2.36 +0.36 Spencer Hawes +0.77 +1.12 +0.36 Eric Gordon -1.76 -1.41 +0.35 Isaiah Canaan -2.13 -1.79 +0.34 Jonas Valanciunas +0.57 +0.91 +0.34 Hassan Whiteside +2.74 +3.08 +0.34 Alex Len +1.05 +1.38 +0.33 Josh Richardson +0.43 +0.75 +0.32 Goran Dragic -0.92 -0.61 +0.32 James Harden -0.33 -0.02 +0.31 Anthony Tolliver -0.28 +0.02 +0.31 Hollis Thompson -2.08 -1.77 +0.31 Bradley Beal -0.95 -0.64 +0.30 Trey Lyles -0.46 -0.16 +0.30 Miles Plumlee +0.85 +1.15 +0.30 CJ McCollum -1.18 -0.89 +0.29 Dion Waiters -1.16 -0.87 +0.29 James Johnson +1.49 +1.78 +0.29 Mike Dunleavy +0.89 +1.17 +0.29 Tim Duncan +4.86 +5.14 +0.28 Ryan Anderson -1.85 -1.57 +0.28 Mario Chalmers +0.25 +0.53 +0.28 Lance Thomas -1.01 -0.75 +0.26 Jarrett Jack -1.23 -0.98 +0.25 Paul Pierce +0.83 +1.08 +0.25 Aaron Gordon +0.27 +0.52 +0.25 Devin Booker -2.76 -2.51 +0.25 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist +1.66 +1.91 +0.25 Andrew Wiggins -2.06 -1.82 +0.24 Marreese Speights -0.54 -0.31 +0.23 Spencer Dinwiddie -1.30 -1.07 +0.23 CJ Miles -0.86 -0.63 +0.23 Taj Gibson +1.23 +1.45 +0.22 Ish Smith -0.57 -0.35 +0.22 Al Horford +2.23 +2.45 +0.22 Reggie Bullock -0.91 -0.69 +0.22 Dwight Powell +1.04 +1.26 +0.22 Jeff Teague -0.75 -0.53 +0.22 Austin Rivers -1.70 -1.49 +0.21 Cory Joseph -0.15 +0.06 +0.21 Terrence Ross -1.48 -1.27 +0.20 Steven Adams +1.61 +1.81 +0.19 Jared Dudley +0.88 +1.07 +0.19 Dennis Schroder -2.10 -1.91 +0.19 Justin Holiday -0.09 +0.09 +0.18 Damian Lillard -1.27 -1.08 +0.18 Jeff Green -0.99 -0.81 +0.18 Lou Williams -2.83 -2.64 +0.18 Jerian Grant -0.75 -0.57 +0.18 Patrick Patterson +0.14 +0.31 +0.18 Deron Williams -0.92 -0.74 +0.17 Vince Carter +0.26 +0.44 +0.17 John Wall +0.10 +0.27 +0.17 Eric Bledsoe +0.81 +0.98 +0.17 Marcin Gortat +2.26 +2.42 +0.16 Tim Hardaway Jr. -2.23 -2.07 +0.16 Allen Crabbe -1.50 -1.34 +0.16 Gerald Henderson -0.76 -0.60 +0.15 George Hill +0.38 +0.53 +0.15 Jason Smith -0.44 -0.30 +0.15 Jodie Meeks -1.90 -1.75 +0.15 Giannis Antetokounmpo +1.80 +1.94 +0.14 Nikola Mirotic +0.79 +0.93 +0.14 Jeremy Lamb -0.32 -0.18 +0.13 Solomon Hill +0.29 +0.42 +0.13 Devin Harris -0.80 -0.67 +0.13 Jason Terry -0.54 -0.42 +0.12 Brandon Knight -2.13 -2.01 +0.12 Danny Green +2.20 +2.32 +0.12 Chris Bosh +1.14 +1.25 +0.12 John Henson +1.31 +1.42 +0.12 Rudy Gay +0.31 +0.42 +0.11 Jordan Clarkson -2.79 -2.68 +0.11 Wesley Matthews -0.46 -0.35 +0.11 DeMarcus Cousins +2.58 +2.68 +0.10 Trevor Booker +0.47 +0.57 +0.10 Evan Turner -0.14 -0.04 +0.10 Domantas Sabonis +0.93 +1.03 +0.09 Bojan Bogdanovic -2.29 -2.20 +0.09 Aaron Brooks -2.47 -2.38 +0.09 Markieff Morris +0.76 +0.85 +0.09 Kyle Kuzma -1.15 -1.07 +0.08 Bobby Portis -1.45 -1.37 +0.08 Donovan Mitchell +0.26 +0.34 +0.08 Kyle O’Quinn +2.12 +2.20 +0.08 JaMychal Green -0.39 -0.32 +0.07 Karl-Anthony Towns +0.31 +0.38 +0.07 Stephen Curry +0.33 +0.39 +0.06 Darren Collison -1.34 -1.28 +0.06 Marcus Morris -0.48 -0.42 +0.06 Khris Middleton -0.17 -0.11 +0.06 Brandon Ingram -1.01 -0.95 +0.06 Pau Gasol +2.16 +2.21 +0.05 Jared Sullinger +1.24 +1.29 +0.05 DeMarre Carroll +0.58 +0.63 +0.05 Danilo Gallinari -0.44 -0.40 +0.05 Nick Young -2.61 -2.56 +0.05 Brandon Bass -0.13 -0.08 +0.04 Ramon Sessions -1.74 -1.70 +0.03 Tony Allen +2.82 +2.86 +0.03 Enes Kanter -1.59 -1.55 +0.03 Shaun Livingston +0.18 +0.21 +0.03 Paul George +1.30 +1.32 +0.03 Mike Scott -1.18 -1.15 +0.03 Buddy Hield -1.61 -1.59 +0.02 Evan Fournier -1.48 -1.45 +0.02 Wayne Ellington -1.29 -1.27 +0.02 Jerryd Bayless -1.88 -1.86 +0.02 Tristan Thompson +0.17 +0.19 +0.02 Maurice Harkless +0.41 +0.42 +0.02 Randy Foye -1.05 -1.04 +0.02 Jonas Jerebko +0.23 +0.24 +0.02 Joe Harris -1.57 -1.56 +0.01 Nik Stauskas -2.08 -2.07 +0.01 Jae Crowder +0.38 +0.39 +0.01 Malcolm Brogdon -0.63 -0.62 +0.00 Dario Saric -0.80 -0.79 +0.00 Dirk Nowitzki +0.06 +0.05 +0.00 Shane Larkin -1.12 -1.12 -0.01 Kevin Love +1.16 +1.15 -0.01 T.J. Warren -1.66 -1.67 -0.01 Luol Deng +0.57 +0.56 -0.01 Richard Jefferson -0.76 -0.77 -0.01 J.J. Barea -2.39 -2.41 -0.01 Kyle Lowry +0.89 +0.88 -0.01 Kyle Korver +0.20 +0.19 -0.02 Zach LaVine -2.74 -2.76 -0.02 Kawhi Leonard +2.28 +2.25 -0.03 Courtney Lee -0.71 -0.75 -0.03 Noah Vonleh +0.95 +0.91 -0.04 Jimmy Butler +1.32 +1.28 -0.04 Omri Casspi -0.11 -0.15 -0.05 Dwyane Wade -0.55 -0.60 -0.05 Bismack Biyombo +1.46 +1.40 -0.06 Shelvin Mack -1.28 -1.34 -0.06 Tony Parker -1.44 -1.50 -0.06 Cody Zeller +2.11 +2.05 -0.06 Jusuf Nurkic +3.25 +3.18 -0.06 Jamal Murray -1.66 -1.72 -0.07 Garrett Temple +0.35 +0.28 -0.07 Marvin Williams +0.59 +0.52 -0.07 Patty Mills -1.01 -1.08 -0.07 Tyler Johnson -0.24 -0.31 -0.07 Justise Winslow +1.41 +1.34 -0.07 Reggie Jackson -1.15 -1.23 -0.07 Tobias Harris -0.40 -0.47 -0.07 David West +2.61 +2.53 -0.08 Amir Johnson +2.46 +2.38 -0.08 Rodney Hood -1.25 -1.34 -0.09 Brandon Jennings -2.44 -2.53 -0.09 Thabo Sefolosha +2.21 +2.12 -0.09 Pascal Siakam +1.64 +1.55 -0.09 Patrick Beverley +0.93 +0.83 -0.09 Gary Harris -0.94 -1.04 -0.09 Jameer Nelson -1.84 -1.93 -0.10 Manu Ginobili +0.71 +0.61 -0.10 Victor Oladipo +0.85 +0.75 -0.10 Jayson Tatum +1.44 +1.34 -0.10 David Lee +1.29 +1.19 -0.10 Tyreke Evans -0.64 -0.74 -0.10 Kent Bazemore +0.31 +0.21 -0.11 Michael Carter-Williams +0.23 +0.12 -0.11 Joe Johnson -0.91 -1.02 -0.11 Ian Clark -1.99 -2.10 -0.11 Tony Snell -0.85 -0.97 -0.11 Doug McDermott -2.42 -2.53 -0.11 Carmelo Anthony -1.31 -1.43 -0.11 Nikola Vucevic +1.83 +1.71 -0.12 Arron Afflalo -2.24 -2.36 -0.12 Meyers Leonard -0.31 -0.43 -0.12 D.J. Augustin -2.33 -2.45 -0.12 Kyle Singler -0.50 -0.64 -0.14 Marc Gasol +2.49 +2.36 -0.14 Taurean Prince -0.69 -0.83 -0.14 Gordon Hayward -0.11 -0.25 -0.15 Rodney Stuckey -1.33 -1.47 -0.15 T.J. 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Porzingis, Embiid, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant are among the players whose defense had been most underrated by BPM and RPM. There’s also new Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker and, in something of a surprise, former Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas, who still rates as a pretty terrible defender, just not quite as terrible as before when you incorporate his DRAYMOND data. The most overrated defenders include players such as Westbrook, Rondo, Ariza, Otto Porter Jr. and Nikola Jokic. Cases such as Thompson and Westbrook are interesting because the conventional wisdom has been way off from where the advanced metrics have them. RPM and BPM say that Westbrook is the much better defensive player, when a lot of NBA general managers might prefer Thompson or at least would regard it as close. But Thompson is a good defender according to DRAYMOND, whereas Westbrook is a wretched one, which closes at least some of the gap. Undoubtedly, there are even better ways to use opponents’ shooting data than what we’ve established with DRAYMOND, but the data ought to be a central part of the conversation about player defense going forward. [ornamentalrule] https://abcnews.go.com/video/62331331 Check out our NBA player ratings.
09 Jul 19
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Lonnie Walker IV scored a game-high 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs led wire-to-wire for their second straight win in the Las Vegas Summer League by a final score of 93-90 over the Toronto Raptors. Walker IV got going early with 13 points in the first quarter and had 23 points at halftime to […]

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06 Jul 19
Boston Herald
Herald All-Scholastics softball HANNA ALDRICH, TAUNTON The sophomore shortstop and Hockomock League All-Star was phenomenal in 2019, finishing with a .459 batting average. Aldrich hit eight homers while driving in 33 runs on the season, helping to lead the Tigers to a 23-3 overall record, and an appearance in the Division 1 South semifinals. A member of the 2018 softball state champion, Aldrich is a dual-sport athlete, also participating in winter track. MAEGAN AMSLER, HANOVER Amsler saved her best for last, as she connected for 51 hits her senior season en route to driving in 51 runs. The team captain eclipsed 150 career hits and was named the Patriot League’s Most Valuable Player. A three-sport athlete, Amsler also excelled in field hockey, in which she was a three-time All-Star, while also playing basketball in the winter. She is committed to Emmanuel and will continue her softball career there. SKYLA BERUBE, GREATER NEW BEDFORD Berube was named a South Coast Conference All-Star for a third time this past season, propelling the Bears to a league title and a Vocational Championship. The senior first baseman finished with 26 hits, including a pair of home runs, driving in 21 runs as she finished with a batting average over .300. Greater New Bedford fans always will remember her as a key cog in leading the Bears to a Division 2 softball state title last season. A member of the National Honor Society, Berube will attend UMass-Dartmouth in the fall, where she will study civil and environmental engineering. CHRISTINA CLARK, BURLINGTON Clark was nearly unhittable during her senior season, racking up 171 strikeouts over 94 innings to finish with a 0.52 ERA. The two-time Middlesex League Most Valuable Player showed her talents at the plate as well, batting .450 while accumulating a team-high 26 RBI for the Red Devils. Clark closes her career at Burlington with an outstanding pitching record of 46-6 along with 581 strikeouts, and will attend UMass next year to study communication science and disorders. JENNA CROWELL, PLYMOUTH NORTH Few can say they harness the power that Crowell does, especially following a season in which she cranked out seven homers while knocking in 42 runs. The senior shortstop posted a .683 batting average, and finished with a very impressive slugging percentage of 1.328, good enough to be named the Patriot League Keenan Division MVP for a second consecutive season, and a league all-star for the fourth straight time. Crowell currently is undecided on where she will attend college. BELLA ERTI, NORTH ATTLEBORO The junior ace played a critical role in leading the Rocketeers to the Division 1 South quarterfinals in 2019, as she piled up 148 strikeouts and four shutouts to finish with an ERA of 1.66. Erti’s shining moment came against Canton on May 17, when she fired a perfect game (a 13-0 victory) to clinch the Hockomock Davenport title. To this point in her career, Erti has 400 total strikeouts, with one high school season still remaining. In her spare time, Erti plays softball for the Rhode Island Rebels. JULIA FERRY, BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM Ferry was a key factor in helping Bridgewater-Raynham capture its first Division 1 South title since 2014. An Old Colony League All-Star, the junior pitcher finished with an ERA of 0.76 and 234 strikeouts, as she coasted to a season record of 20-1. Offensively, she batted a very respectable .355, with an OPS of .853. Ferry is a member of the National Honor Society, and participates in club softball as well. BRENNA FORBES, MEDFORD The Northeastern Conference South MVP, the senior shortstop batted .738 with 40 runs scored, 24 stolen bases and 27 RBI in leading the Mustangs to a 19-3 record. A four-time league all-star, Forbes ended her career with a .595 batting average, 154 hits, 95 RBI and 77 stolen bases. A member of the National Honor Society, Forbes will play softball at Colby College in the fall. AMELIA FREITAS, PLYMOUTH SOUTH Whether she was called upon to pitch or to hit, Freitas always delivered for the Panthers. The sophomore sensation had a record of 18-3 with 206 strikeouts in 2019, allowing only 18 earned runs over the course of the season as the Panthers made a run to the Division 2 South semifinals. Freitas also batted .632, connecting on a pair of home runs to go with 50 RBI and a slugging percentage of .987. Freitas currently plays for the Mass Drifters 18U Showcase team, and also is an honor roll student at Plymouth South. FRANCESCA FRELICK, AUSTIN PREP This past season was another breakout year for Frelick, as she was named a Catholic Central League All-Star for a fourth time in leading her team to the Division 3 state title. The junior captain banged out 40 hits to drive in 34 runs on the way to a .560 batting average. Most know Frelick for her outstanding ability on the ice as well as she was named to the Herald’s Dream Team for girls hockey this past winter. She already is committed to play softball at Duke in 2021. MEGHAN GORMAN, KING PHILIP During her senior year, Gorman proved that she could contribute in endless ways offensively, batting .517 as she came away with 30 hits, crushing six homers while driving in 30 runs. Always a threat to run, the team captain ended the season with 11 stolen bases as well. Gorman leaves King Philip as the program’s all-time leader in hits (133), with 20 career home runs and 105 RBI. She will be taking her talents to Central Connecticut State, where she will continue playing softball next spring. CHLOE HOHMANN, NORWELL Following a season in which she struck out 164 hitters to finish with a 2.14 ERA, Hohmann was named South Shore League Sullivan MVP. The senior also batted .521 and managed to launch nine homers to go with 38 RBI. She also proved to be a force for Norwell’s girls hockey program, being named an SEMGHL All-Star for the second time this past winter. Hohmann caps her career with 544 total strikeouts and will attend Providence College in the fall. KAITLYN HOLLY, HOPKINTON The MVP of the Tri-Valley League, Holly had a .620 batting average during this recent season, knocking in 34 runs  to go with 19 stolen bases. The senior center fielder was flawless defensively, finishing with a 1.000 fielding percentage, as the Hillers made a run to the Division 1 South quarterfinals, before faltering to eventual sectional champion Bridgewater-Raynham in extra innings. A three-time Tri-Valley League All-Star and a member of the National Honor Society, Holly closes her high school career with 112 hits. She is committed to Manhattan College, and will play softball while studying biology (pre-dental). SARAH JANCO, CENTRAL CATHOLIC After batting .452 with a .783 slugging percentage, Janco was named the Merrimack Valley Conference Division I Player of the Year. In only three years playing varsity, Janco collected 105 hits, finishing with a career batting average of .468. She leaves Central Catholic as the program’s single-season record holder for RBI (32). Janco also captained Central Catholic’s girls volleyball team and was named second team All-Conference. She proved to be a track star as well, earning the Unsung Hero Award while finishing third at the State Relays in the high jump this past season. LAUREN KELEHER, ABINGTON Committed to continuing her softball journey at Boston University, Keleher batted .682 with five homers and 18 RBI this season. She stole 21 bases and scored 47 runs as the Green Wave made a trip to the Division 3 South semifinals. A dual-sport athlete, Keleher was named a South Shore League All-Star in basketball. She was very active off the field as well, serving as class treasurer at Abington. She also was a member of the National Honor Society, an MIAA Student Ambassador, and a treasurer for the Student Athletic Advisor Council. GIANA LaCEDRA, LOWELL She may have been only a freshman, but LaCedra showed she could compete with just about anyone in 2019, pitching her way to a 1.00 ERA and a 20-2 record. During that stretch, the Lowell sensation surrendered only 21 earned runs and struck out 117, which earned her Gatorade Player of the Year honors. LaCedra was named First Team All-Conference for the MVC (Div. I), setting school records for most strikeouts in a game (19), wins in a season (20), shutouts in a season (11), most consecutive shutouts (5), and even threw a perfect game against Lawrence on May 16. In the classroom, LaCedra was named Student of the Quarter, and also made the honor roll with High Honors. MEGAN MARCEL, ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS Opposing pitchers struggled mightily when it came to facing Marcel, who batted .702 during her junior season with an incredible 13 homers and 42 RBI. She was named Catholic Central Conference Offensive Player of the Year for her efforts. During her softball career with the Bishops, Marcel has earned team MVP honors (2017-18), and taken home the Coach’s Award (2016-17). She also is a member of the school’s girls basketball team, and a two-time state champion in that sport. Marcel serves as class vice president, and also is a member of the National Honor Society. SYDNEY McKAY, GLOUCESTER McKay was the primary factor in Gloucester making a tournament run to the Division 2 state final in 2019. She posted a record of 20-4, which made her the winningest pitcher in program history with 58 overall, and earned her Northeastern Conference MVP honors. A member of the National Honor Society with a 3.7 GPA, McKay will attend Merrimack College as a business major, where she hopes to walk on to the softball team. LAUREN MEINHOLD, ACTON-BOXBORO Named the Dual County League MVP for a second time in 2019, Meinhold had a career year, as she finished with a 0.92 ERA along with 140 strikeouts — good enough for a 19-1 record. At the dish, the junior was lethal as well, batting .600 with eight homers and 43 total hits, which allowed her to eclipse 100 for her career, while helping Acton-Boxboro make an appearance in the Division 1 North final. Academically, Meinhold boasts a very impressive 4.3 GPA, and is a National Honor Society member. She is committed to WPI to play softball and will study biomedical engineering. LEXI MORRIS, ARLINGTON CATHOLIC A Catholic Central League All-Star for the third time in 2019, Morris finished with a .536 batting average, smashing four home runs to go with 36 RBI. During a four-year stint as a member of the varsity team, she was selected as team captain for Arlington Catholic three times, finishing with 120 career hits. After making the honor roll all four years and being named to the National Honor Society, Morris is committed to playing softball at Babson next spring. McKENZIE RAE, WALPOLE After batting .508 with eight homers and 37 RBI this past spring, Rae was named the Bay State Herget MVP, helping Walpole to the Division 1 South quarterfinals. She finishes her high school career 102-for-207 at the plate, with 17 home runs, 89 RBI and 25 stolen bases. Rae was dominant in volleyball as well, as she made the Bay State Conference All-Star first team in both her junior and senior seasons. She was on the honor roll throughout high school, and a member of the National Honor Society. Rae plans on attending Loyola University of Maryland this fall. ELYSE REBELO, FAIRHAVEN During a great senior season, Rebelo was 39-for-72, batting .542 overall. She connected for four home runs and finished with 24 RBI, which helped propel Fairhaven to the Division 2 South final. Committed to playing softball at Caldwell University, Rebelo is a member of the National Honor Society, and finished high school with 4.63 GPA. She will major in chemistry. BRIDGET SHEEHAN, TRITON The Triton shortstop was superb offensively in 2019, as she finished with a batting average of .676 to go with 51 RBI. She hit five homers on the way to posting a slugging percentage of 1.155, with an OPS of 1.887. Sheehan was named a Cape Ann League All-Star in each of her four seasons, making the first team in the previous three. A John and Abigail Adams Award winner, Sheehan will attend Penn State next fall. SUMMER SHEERIN, BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM The junior shortstop batted .488 in 2019, cranking seven homers while driving in 42 runs to lead the Trojans in both categories. She struck only seven times all season, as the Trojans finished as Division 1 South champions. A two-time Old Colony League All-Star, Sheerin hopes to play at the collegiate level for a four-year school. TALIA SMALLER, ST. MARY’S The junior infielder had a solid season, batting .627 with eight homers and 42 RBI, and a slugging percentage of 1.187 en route to being named a Catholic Central League All-Star. Her performance helped to carry St. Mary’s to the Division 3 North final, where they fell to eventual state champion Austin Prep. Smaller hopes to attend a four-year college. ASHLEY SOARES, OLD ROCHESTER Following a season in which she hit nine homers and finished with 42 RBI, Soares was named the South Coast Conference MVP. She also was named an SCC All-Star for a fourth time after she finished 12-9 with a 3.29 ERA and 142 strikeouts, which helped Old Rochester make it to the state tournament for the second time in the last three seasons. Soares graduated with high honors, and was a recipient of both the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, as well as the Midge Roby Scholarship. A member of the National Honor Society and a UMass-Lowell commit, Soares will play softball while majoring in nursing. BROOKE SROCZINSKI, BISHOP FEEHAN A senior pitcher, Sroczinski sported an ERA of 0.88, striking out 211 over 135 innings of work, good enough to be named an Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star. She batted .351 with three homers and 26 runs batted in on the season, as Bishop Feehan captured the Eastern Athletic Conference title. Sroczinski will be headed to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she will continue playing softball while studying biomedical engineering. STEPHANIE TARDUGNO, METHUEN Only a sophomore, Tardugno finished with a batting average of .380 to go with 21 RBI and 28 runs scored, earning a Merrimack Valley Conference First Team selection for the second time. The two-time Herald All-Scholastic’s efforts helped Methuen toward capturing a Division 1 North title, and an appearance in the state final. Softball isn’t Tardugno’s lone talent, as she also starts for Methuen’s girls soccer and basketball teams, while excelling in the classroom (4.5 GPA). JULIA TAYLOR, WOBURN During her senior season Taylor batted .519 for Woburn, and was 21-for-21 in stolen base attempts, being named Middlesex League MVP in the process. Academically, she was a member of the Activities Committee, the National Honor Society, and graduated summa cum laude. Taylor will attend Merrimack College next year, and hopes to major in exercise science. KELSEY WHITE, TAUNTON The Taunton ace was named a Gatorade Player of the Year Finalist in 2019, with good reason. The sophomore sensation fired a perfect game May 26 (a 9-0 victory over Coyle & Cassidy), and finished with six complete game shutouts. This past season, White posted a 0.45 ERA with a record of 18-3, striking out 138 to help Taunton capture a Hockomock League Kelley-Rex title, while leading Tigers on a run to the Division 1 South semifinals. Offensively, the young star had a batting average of .371, launching four home runs to go with 23 RBI. White plays AAU softball for the Rhode Island Thunder Gold. ALL-STARS ATLANTIC COAST LEAGUE Molly Bruce, Grace Kwon, Abby Pope, Caiti Pope (Falmouth); Brianna Melchionda, Lizzie Viola, Abby Hagerty (Marshfield); Taylor Howell, Ashley Landry (Sandwich); Hailey Richardson, Abby Higgins (Nauset); Julia Kent, Abby Hicks, Kayla McGaffigan, Jessie Frisch (Dennis-Yarmouth) BAY STATE CONFERENCE Bersan Licht (Needham); Catherine Cormier, Marina Lyon (Natick); McKenzie Rae, Catie Powderly, Katie Lynch, Kiera McInerney (Walpole); Nicolina Tagliere, Lily Adams, Brooke Bonfiglioli (Braintree); Jillian Vaughn, Marilyn Carroll (Milton); Shea Miller Novello (Brookline); Mackenzie O’Neill, Katie Meister (Wellesley); Ciara Gillen, Emma MacLean, Mia Bueno, Ella Maher, Tara Eldredge (Newton North); MVP: Ella Maher, McKenzie Rae BIG THREE Faith Ferreira, Gabrielle Streeto, Abby Strollo (Durfee); Lillian Gray, Jessica Arruda, Kyara Almeida-Sylvia, Sydnee Ramos, Hallie Boutin, Jesse Lynn David (New Bedford); Ashley Burke, Caroline Green, Amaryllis Osorio (Brockton) BOSTON CITY LEAGUE Serina D’Amico, Michaela Russell, Jessica Rynne (Latin Academy); Brieanne Flaherty, Joedry Rios (Brighton); Farianni Abreu, Geovanna Andrade, Lucy Teixeira (Boston International); Bryana Albelo, Zedeizka Berlingeri, Angelina Larrama (Charlestown); Theresa Forbes, Madison Theriault (East Boston); Leonela Nunez, Linette Oliveras, Carla Savinon (English); Melanie Baez, Kiara Hoge Freeman, Grace Shipley (Fenway); Daiana Osorio, Angeline Santiago, Samantha Whitlock (Madison Park); Angelina Galarza, Eliza Mojica (New Mission); Juliana Berardi, Stephanie Kalambokis, Mirelys Vega (O’Bryant); Kiara DePina, Marieliz Pineda, Zariah Whitley (Snowden); Naylana Maloof Campbell, Kora Bazile, Keyhra Figueroa (South Boston); Candance Ells, Jovanna Grullon, Alona Lynch (Tech Boston); Odalys Abreu, Matata Foure, Rebekah Julmiste (West Roxbury) CAPE AND ISLANDS Mollie Charest, Sam Barr (Monomoy); Madlyn Lamb, Anna Steadman, Anjali Dhar, Jenn Lamb (Nantucket); Abbey Grey, Emma Riley, Katie Ferrante (Rising Tide); Lylah Niederberer, Coral Tobey, Seneca Harmon (Sturgis West); Emily Mello, Summer Cardoza (Martha’s Vineyard); Kylie Decas, Aubrey LeBlanc (Sturgis East); Ashleigh Reen (St. John Paul); Bianca Robinson (Cape Cod Tech) MVP: Mollie Charest CAPE ANN LEAGUE BAKER: Olivia DeLong, Emma DiPietro, Alana DeLisle (Amesbury); Claire Gendron, Sydney Levasseur (Manchester-Essex); Katherine Noftball (Ipswich); Lauren Ryan (Rockport); Sammy Cooke (Hamilton-Wenham); Maeve McNeil (Georgetown) MVP: Emma DiPietro KINNEY: Bridget Sheehan, Emily Karvielis, Colleen McCarthy (Triton); Cassandra Pascucci, Emma Valade, Shea Hanson (North Reading); Breanna Serabian (Lynnfield); Eliza Reimold (Masconomet); Annie Siemasko (Newburyport) MVP: Bridget Sheehan CATHOLIC CENTRAL LEAGUE Francesca Frelick, Lauren Sablone, Serena Gilbride, Alexandra Santostefano, Isabella Saracco (Austin Prep); Lily Newhall, Samantha Porazinski, Talia Smaller, Christina Nowicki, Jordan Sullivan (St. Mary’s); Lexi Morris, Molly Simmons, Biance Burke, Caroline Macri (Arlington Catholic); Julia Hutchinson, Megan Lynch, Maddie Klein (Matignon); Chloe Kelly, Brenna Sullivan, Olivia Dandrow (Cardinal Spellman); Tessa Palermo, Nicole Modica, Emma Burke (Bishop Fenwick); Megan Marcel, Bridgette O’Reilly (Archbishop Williams) MVP: Francesca Frelick CATHOLIC CONFERENCE Abigail Daly, Erin Kern (Ursuline); Leah Barnes, Rebecca Gozzo, Jennifer Hegarty (Fontbonne); Ava Bevilacqua, Olivia Gauthier, Christine Landry, Lily Prendergast (Notre Dame) COMMONWEALTH ATHLETIC CONFERENCE LARGE: Ali Vienneau, Sheree Fallon, Ally Countie, Hester Murphy (Essex Tech); Jessica MacFagden, Makayla Mills (Greater Lowell); Becca Smith, Bella Richard (Shawsheen); K.J. Campbell, Nicole Verrette, Alicia Habib, Alyssa Michel, Danielle Lear (Whittier) MVP: Nicole Verrette MIDDLE: Kayleigh Bramer, Maggie O’Brien, Alexis Gallotto, Taela Scott, Brandi Neil (Northeast); Ari Cruz, Lexi Malenfant (Greater Lawrence); Anastasia Bessler, Alexis Lariviere, Carissa Loesch, Sofie Wyzanski (Mystic Valley); Natalie Kelliher, Christina Tsillis (Notre Dame) MVP: Kayleigh Brammer SMALL: Lyanna Lagares, Mayah Ventura, Janei Morales (Chelsea); Elaina Latino, Marissa Leveroni, Eva Fabino, Athena Sharpe, Katy Quinn (PMA); Theresa Mastropietro, Adrianna Torres (Lynn Tech); Eleanor Silvadurso, Dewy Evans (Minuteman); Vittoria Forte, Emily Horgan (Nashoba Tech) MVP: Elaina Latino, Janel Morales DUAL COUNTY LEAGUE LARGE: Lauren Meinhold, Sarah Keagy, Julie Macmillan, Claire Langin, Olivia Comolli (Acton-Boxboro); Maeve Proulx, Meghan Mulhern, Kaitlyn Chiasson (Westford); Jill Chelton, Caitlyn Lewis, Hailey Beyer (Concord-Carlisle); Stephanie Little, Chandra Penton (Newton South); Hannah Doran, Abigail Joensuu, Zoe Smythe (Cambridge); Kate McGrath, Guilana Kehayias, Colleen Goonan (Boston Latin) MVP: Lauren Meinhold SMALL: Abigail Gavron, Mira Ireland (Wayland); Kate Cardarelli, Hannah Flaherty (Waltham); Katie Patterson, Bella Fernald, Nicole Hebert, Kara Shelmire (Bedford); Margot Costa, Emma Mahoney, Kerstin Kelly Jennifer Grous, Amanda Quirk (Lincoln-Sudbury); Lena Bartolotti, Grace Bartolotti (Weston) MVP: Amanda Quirk HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE Mckenzie Bergdoll, Makenzie Killough, Lora Woyton (Attleboro); Liz Bickett (Canton); Morgan Sylvestre (Foxboro); Jackie Cherry, Ally Shea, Anna Balkus (Franklin), Meghan Gorman, Faith Turinese (King Philip); Mady Bendanillo (Mansfield); Lucy Creedon (Milford); Ashley Cangiano, Abby Gallagher, Bella Erti, Katie Darby (North Attleboro); Karly Estremera, Alexia Baptista, Nicole Baker (Stoughton); Hanna Aldrich, Jaime Brown, Alexa White, Kelsey White (Taunton) MVP: Kelsey White MAYFLOWER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE LARGE: Taylor Smith (Blue Hills); Ari Ferrier, Jaylene Deslauriers, Cierra Lacouture (Bristol-Plymouth); Stephanie Perron, Mya Parker, Lauryn Macedo, Kaylee Kochanek (Diman); Jordan Burke (Southeastern); Ava Noble, Morgan Collupy (Tri-County) MVP: Jordan Burke SMALL: Kaylee Finch, Emma Duarte, Ryley Morse, Juliana Price (Bristol Aggie); Jayda Chamber Iain, Abbey Nee, Jordan Lovitz (Norfolk Aggie); Hannah L’Heureux, Te’Lynn Layton (Old Colony); Brianna Ruffin (South Shore); Zoe Janicki, Heather Cormier (Upper Cape) MVP: Hannah L’Heureux COMPREHENSIVE: Mikayla VonEhrenekrook (Avon); Madison Amaral (Bishop Connolly); Caroline Curtis, Caroline Duggan, Lily Welch, Emma Curtis (Holbrook); Emily Finn, Emma Barnes (Sacred Heart); Colleen O’Toole, Kelsey Connors, Morgan Doherty, Meghan Willis (West Bridgewater); Jordan Theriault (Westport) MVP: Caroline Curtis MERRIMACK VALLEY CONFERENCE Sarah Janco (Central Catholic); Giana LaCedra, Nikky Yrrizarry (Lowell); Alexa Pacy, Anna Zdunczyk (Andover); Sabrina Morse, Ryley White (Dracut); Kerrin McLaughlin (Haverhill); Stephanie Tardugno, Jillian McCoy, Nyah Mazzone (Methuen); Sam Ahlholm, Haley Gove (North Andover); Isabella Deroche (Tewksbury) MVP: Sarah Janco, Giana LaCedra MIDDLESEX LEAGUE LIBERTY: Emily Eagleston, Christina Tighe, Holly Gilson, Katherine Fichera, Jacqueline Malley (Reading); Izzy Horton, Julia Taylor, Grace Sgroi, Bella Sgroi (Woburn); Claire Ewen, Emily Benoit, Kayla Mayo (Arlington); Janna Lee, Caroline Palys, Meggie Murphy (Lexington); Grace Casey (Winchester); Drew Bates (Belmont) MVP: Julia Taylor FREEDOM: Christina Clark, Jordan Ferullo, Francesca Rubino, Meaghan Gurska, Chloe McGonagle (Burlington); Ally Moran, Ashley Crawford, Jenna Sweeney, Kayla Bourrell (Wilmington); Juliette Guanci, Katie Pearl (Wakefield); Grace Solomon, Rebecca Duturmont, Jill Stone, Collette Skinner (Melrose); Vanessa Bryan (Stoneham) MVP: Christina Clark NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE NORTH: Brenna Forbes, Carmen Diorio (Medford); Rebecca Walker, Brooke Warren, Kayla Morrill (Lynn Classical); Kaylee Nearen (Everett); Alexis Iacoviello (Revere); Julia Chen (Lynn English); Nevalee Hawkins (Somerville); Christina Napierkowski (Salem); Sara Whitehouse (Malden) MVP: Brenna Forbes SOUTH: Katie Watts (Swampscott); Rona Scott, Julia Pitman (Beverly); Caitlyn Wood (Saugus); Sydney McKay, Elizabeth Schuster, Tracy Wood (Gloucester); Tiana Dawe, Kristina Rosignoll (Peabody); Alexcea Glynos (Danvers); Charlotte Plakans (Marblehead) MVP: Sydney McKay OLD COLONY LEAGUE Hannah Arruda, Kassidy Pratt, Jenna Rainville, Sophia Sousa (Dartmouth); Celia Barron, Summer Sheerin, Julia Ferry, Jill Johnson, Kylee Piche, Lexi Silva (Bridgewater-Raynham) PATRIOT LEAGUE FISHER: Amelia Freitas, Hannah Masterson, Alyssa Briggs, Morgan Brenner (Plymouth South); Maeg Amsler, Caroline Zielinski, Sarah Galvin, Ellie DiCarlo, Kathryn Martin (Hanover); Sam Smith, Shannon O’Brien (North Quincy); Tory O’Malley, Kim Chambers (Pembroke); Sarah Ainsley, Juliana Tracey (Quincy); Hayley McCarthy (Scituate) MVP: Maeg Amsler KEENAN: Hannah Mitchell, Isabelle Ruprecht, Bri Belfort, Arianna Sykvester, Jessica Stas (Silver Lake); Jenna Crowell, Shea Tavekelian, KK Fehan, Meg Banzi (Plymouth North); Alannah Akins, Maya Zukowski, Emma Cosgrove (Duxbury); Annie Cook, Victoria Ryan (Whitman-Hanson) MVP: Jenna Crowell SOUTH COAST CONFERENCE Ashley Soares (Old Rochester); Madyson Medeiros, Alisa Fielhauer (Case); Kaya Fernandes (Bourne): Amelia Blake (Apponequet); Elyse Rebelo, Kenna Cruise (Fairhaven); Piper Crooks, Shaylene Amaral, Skyla Berube (Greater New Bedford); Kaylee Fonseca (Seekonk); Emily Pachecho, Laney Martin (Somerset Berkley); Sadie Pratt, Eliana Raposo (Dighton-Rehoboth); Jocelyne Hendrix (Wareham) MVP: Ashley Soares SOUTH SHORE LEAGUE TOBIN: Lauren Keleher, Corin Mahan, Jordyn Needle, Victoria Seppala (Abington); Jacey Ruzzano, Olivia Camelo (Carver); Corey Andrade, Maddie Souza, Jayden Bryant (Mashpee) MVP: Lauren Keleher SULLIVAN: Emma Kenn, Sydney Deuhurst (East Bridgewater); Maddie Kilpeck, Sam Crowely, Kara McManus, Amanda Bukunt (Middleboro); Chloe Hohmann, Delaney Diggins, Maura McGraw (Norwell); Michaela Bruno, Ari Pelleteir, Molly Grass MVP: Chloe Hohmann TRI-VALLEY LEAGUE Mackenzie Quigley, Catherine Higgins (Medway); Jillian Ceddia, Emily Whalen, Katy Holly (Hopkinton); Ryanne Haynes, Maddie Mantegani, Katie Reed (Bellingham); Molly Glasheen, Ari Tristani, Alana Potts (Medfield); Gianna Sciarappa, Maddie Friday, Kassidy Hickey, Julia Salemy (Dedham); Ciara Crowley (Dover-Sherborn); Mackenzie Smith (Millis); Nicole Grainger, Destiny McGrath (Norton); Bryn Garczynski, Amanda Olbrys (Norwood); Lauren Casey (Westwood) MVP: Catherine Higgins, Katy Holly