67.6 F
Los Angeles
Monday, September 28, 2020

Ben Simmons Explains Why Anthony Davis is a Better Defender than Rudy Gobert

Must read

Chargers News: Rookie QB Justin Herbert Impresses in NFL Debut

Sunday’s game against the defending champions was filled with a whirlwind of emotions for onlooking fans. Undoubtedly one of the biggest waves of emotions came...

Rams: Kevin O’Connell’s Offense is Firing on all Cylinders to Start the Season

The new-look Rams are off to an incredible start after the first two weeks of the NFL season. After Sunday's 37-19 victory over the...

Dodgers News: LA to Host Virtual Clinch Celebration for Fans

2020 almost brought us a year without Dodger baseball or any baseball for that matter. Thankfully, the sport we hold so near and dear...

Chargers News: Joshua Kelley Carving Out Role in LA

Austin Ekeler has surpassed every expectation that the Chargers had for them when they signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2017. In...

Before becoming the poster child for acting irresponsible during this Corona Virus pandemic, the Utah Jazz’s center, Rudy Gobert was a pretty good defender, earning a couple of Defensive Player of the Year awards along with his first All-Star selection.

Even though Gobert has the numbers and hardware to back up his case, 76ers player, Ben Simmons still would take Lakers star, Anthony Davis.

“I look at AD and I think he’s a better defender than Gobert, because he can defend guards at times,” Ben Simmons explained. “Look, I play ball, I’m looking at guys who can guard 1 through 5, man. … You can’t say you’re one of the best defenders if you’re not guarding every position.”

If the season was to end today, Anthony Davis’ per game numbers would be the following:

  • 26.7 points
  • 9.4 rebounds
  • 3.1 assists
  • 1.5 steals
  • 2.4 blocks
  • 51.1% FG%
  • 33.5% 3-PT%

vs. Rudy Gobert who is averaging

  • 15.1 points
  • 13.7 rebounds
  • 2.0 blocks

Simmons can’t be wrong from the perspective of guarding every position.

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Dodgers News: Justin Turner Wins Dodgers’ Roy Campanella Award for the Third Time

The Roy Campanella Award was created 15 years ago to honor the memory and career of Roy Campanella who rose from the Negro Leagues...

Chargers: Three Keys for a Week 3 Victory Over the Carolina Panthers

Get ready Chargers fans, the Justin Herbert era is here! Although his debut came much sooner than many anticipated, Herbert showed in his first...

Rams News: 3 Keys to a Rams’ Week 3 Win Against the Buffalo Bills

Los Angeles comes into Week 3 with a matchup against the Buffalo Bills. Both teams have been impressive early on and remain undefeated. It...

Chargers News: Joshua Kelley Carving Out Role in LA

Austin Ekeler has surpassed every expectation that the Chargers had for them when they signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2017. In...

Dodgers News: LA to Host Virtual Clinch Celebration for Fans

2020 almost brought us a year without Dodger baseball or any baseball for that matter. Thankfully, the sport we hold so near and dear...