Originally Posted by fresh n' spicy
demar isnt a bad defender hes athletic and can cause problems on defence. if demar is on the court and the players hes not guarding (centre, pf) are scoring all the time of course its going to be bad the only stat which should matter is his opposing sg then the + / - stat should matter otherwise its a useless stat.
Being athletic is an asset to playing defense, it doesn't make you a good defender. Yes, DDR cause problems on defense,for us. He is so easily drawn off his man its ridiculous. If you see some shooting an open jumper from the corner on a drive and kick, it is most likely DDR's man. He often gets matched up against bigs on D because he loses his man in transition. He has a lot offensive ability, but in terms of the NBA, he isn't even a middle of the pack defender.