View Full Version : Michael Jordan's DRtg

07-20-2013, 06:01 PM
So we all know Michael was an awesome defender. I'm curious if anyone can explain why his DRtg was so weak relative to his actual performance (103 for his career). Anyone have an explanation?

07-20-2013, 07:17 PM

07-21-2013, 02:50 PM
It accounts for possessions but not era relativity so I would check the league environment. A 103 rating nowadays is likely worse than a rating in the 80's/90's (I imagine anyways).

DWS is a better gauge because it accounts for league averages.

03-12-2014, 06:15 PM
Individual DRTG is a REALLY poor indicator of defensive skill. It is heavily influenced by how the entire team plays. Though to be honest, given he played with Pippen and Rodman, that should only benefit him. Sadly good defensive stats are only just coming out, and they are limited to recent seasons.