Are the Warriors stronger if they don’t pursue their dreams? Three major statistics prove that he is no longer difficult to replace

Jbet88 casino : On December 15th, Philippines time, today’s game against the Clippers, Chasing Dream’s suspension came into effect. Some people worry that the Warriors will be vulnerable without chasing their dreams, but multiple sets of data provided by ESPN prove that the opposite may be true. The Warriors this season performed better when they were not chasing dreams. He is no longer the irreplaceable defensive core of the past.

Let’s first take a look at Chai Meng’s regular data this season. So far this season, Chai Meng has played in 15 games, averaging 9.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game. He shot 49% from the field, 42.9% from three-point range, and made free throws. The rate is 83.3%. Although his three-point shooting percentage has reached a career high, his rebounds per game are the lowest in the past 10 years, assists per game are the lowest in the past 9 years, steals per game are the lowest in his career, and blocks per game are the lowest in the past 11 years.

Chai Meng’s personal offensive efficiency is good, but his rebounds, assists and defense are no longer at the level that everyone is familiar with.

Data 1: The Warriors lose points when Chasing Dream is present, and win points when they are not present.

So far this season, without Dream Chasing on the court, the Warriors have outscored their opponents by 3.3 points per 100 possessions. Although it’s not much, at least the Warriors are winning points. What about Chai Meng’s presence? The Warriors lost to their opponents by 5.8 points per 100 possessions. Even though Chai Meng has performed well in three-point shooting this season, his role on the court is not ideal.

Data 2: The Warriors defend better without Dream Chaser on the court

As we all know, the main role of Chasing Dreams is on the defensive end, and the big surprise of the Warriors this season is that without Chasing Dreams, their defense is not worse, but better.

Data shows that with Dream Chaser on the court this season, the Warriors have conceded 119.8 points per 100 possessions. This defensive efficiency is equivalent to the fifth-lowest level in the league. In contrast, when Dream Chaser is not on the court, the Warriors only concede 112.1 points per 100 possessions, which is equivalent to the top ten defenses in the league.

ESPN pointed out that Dream Chaser is still very good at causing opponents to hit people with the ball, but this does not change the Warriors’ poor defensive situation.

Data 3: Chasing Dream’s basket-protecting efficiency declines

Although Chai Meng’s defense is still very active, it is also a very obvious fact that as age increases and athletic ability declines, Chai Dream’s ability to protect the basket declines. Last season, Chai Meng could also reduce his opponents’ shooting percentage at the basket by 11.5 percentage points. In the 2020-21 season, he could even reduce his opponents’ shooting percentage by nearly 13 percentage points. What about this season? When he was defending at the basket, his opponents’ shooting percentage was 7.8 percentage points higher than usual.

Therefore, it is not difficult to see that Chasing Dreams’ role on the court has significantly declined. Previously, Warriors experts also speculated that this might be the reason why Zhui Meng frequently uses off-the-board moves to deal with opponents this season, because his own defensive ability is no longer enough to deter opponents.

How many games will Dream Chaser be banned? It’s still unknown. However, would it be better for the Warriors not to pursue their dreams? The next series of games will give the answer everyone wants. Famous reporter Shams also said that during the period of Dream Chase’s suspension, if Kuminga performs well after entering the starting lineup, he should become a permanent starter. The Warriors, who have shown their age, may really be the time to completely change their rotation.

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