LeBron James | Examining his defense in 2019

LeBron James | Examining his defense in 2019
LeBron James was slammed for his defense in 2019. But how bad was he? Did he hurt the Lakers on D? This detailed film breakdown & scouting report examine the strengths and weaknesses of the LA Lakers star while incorporating analytics & stats to assess his defensive impact.

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Ben Taylor is the author of Thinking Basketball, a Nylon Calculus contributor, creator of the Backpicks Top 40 series & host of the Thinking Basketball podcast.

Stats courtesy:

-RPM is ESPN's proprietary model that blends adjusted plus-minus with the box score
-PIPM is a hybrid model (box score and plus-minus) that "luck-adjusts" plus-minus data (regresses FT% and 3pt%) to account for noise and is more sensitive to a player's role/fit on a given team. Created by @JacobEGoldstein
-Luck-Adjusted RAPM is a pure plus-minus model adjusted for shooting luck, reducing some of the noise of single-season APM. It is most sensitive to role/fit of these three. Available at:

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Music by csus (instrumental)

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