Is J Rich (Josh Richardson) NBA 1st Defensive Team?
Written by Kevin Bertalotto. April 26, 2018.
In case you’ve been sleeping on Miami as has everyone and is unaware of who Josh Richardson is, he’s the Heat’s starting shooting guard who played 81 games and believe me when I tell you it is a lot closer than majority thinks.
Guarding their man:
Victor Oladipo on defense held his man to 45.1% shooting, 373/834. Josh Richardson on defense held his man to 41.6% shooting, 370/890 total.
General defensive stats
J Rich allowed 7.6 fast break ppg and 8.1 2nd chance ppg. Mr. Oladipo allowed 8.5 fast break ppg and 9.3 2nd chance ppg. Although Dipo was a better Iso defender, J.rich has shut down more notable players.
Big names Dipo locked up (min. 10 fga)
- Klay 3/11 27%
- Booker 4/15 27%
- CJ 6/18 33%
- Lou Will 4/12 33%
Big names J Rich locked up (min 10 fga)
- Demar 9/24 37%
- Dipo 7/22 32%
- Wiggins 5/20 25%
- Pg13 3/15 20%
- Wall 4/12 33%
- Lou Will 4/12 33%
- Kemba 6/15 40%
- Klay 6/15 40%
As you can see Richardson has put the clamps on more notable players which certainly means something. As said before it is close but Josh has a slight advantage with his height and uses that to his full advantage, Oladipo most certainly can make a legit case, but I gotta ride with J Rich on this one.
10 best off the bench PERFORMANCES since 1984 ( regular season)
Written by Kevin Bertalotto, March 15, 2018.
Every now and then a bench player kills it, but despite a great game, it gets forgotten over time, so let’s go look at the best games off the bench.
- On the road against the Denver Nuggets back in 2005, Darius Miles played a very well all around game of 47 points, 12 rebounds, 4 steals, 5 blocks and shot 58%. L
- At number two we have the man himself Larry Bird in 1985 who had a double double of 47 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and shot 48%. L
- At Memphis, Lou Williams scored 40 points, assisted on 10 shots, stole the ball 4x and shot 12/19. W
- In 1994 Nick Anderson dropped 50 points shooting 17/25 against the New Jersey Nets. W
- Nate Robinson at 5’9 had the heart of a lion, especially during this game against the Atlanta Hawks which he scored 41 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished out 8 asts all on 18/24 shooting. W
- In 32 minutes against the Toronto Raptors, Manu Ginobili finished the game with 36 points, 4 rebounds, assisted on 8 shots, and stole the ball 4x. W
- Playing only 30 minutes, J.R. Smith against the Sacramento Kings dropped 45 points on 59% shooting. W
- During his last year as a Thunder, James Harden vs the Phoenix Suns had 40 points, collected 7 rebs and stole the ball 4x and shot 71%. W
- At Toronto in 2012, Jamal Crawford finished the game with 37, 3, and 11 assists on 52% shooting. W
- Rodrigue Beaubois of the Dallas Mavericks in just 30 minutes had 40 8 and 3 on 15/22 shooting. W
Who would you pick to come off the bench for your team??