[SAEN]凯文·加内特:“我支持文班亚马获得年度最佳防守球员”

By Nick Moyle, Longhorns Insider | San Antonio Express-News, 2024-04-19 12:37:30

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2024 年 4 月 2 日,科罗拉多州丹佛市:圣安东尼奥马刺队的维克托·文班亚马 1 号在丹佛市球场竞技场第四节比赛中封盖了丹佛掘金队的雷吉·杰克逊 7 号的投篮。

凯文·加内特是仅仅五位同时获得 NBA 总冠军、年度最佳防守球员和常规赛 MVP 的球员之一,他并不轻易被任何人打动。因此,维克托·文班亚马让这位名人堂球员感到敬畏绝非小事。

在他与前凯尔特人队队友保罗·皮尔斯合作的“KG 认证”播客中,激动不已的加内特说文班亚马应该获得“毫无疑问的”年度最佳防守球员。

“这甚至不是一个选择,”加内特谈到这位 20 岁的马刺队中锋时说道,他正在争夺成为第一个获得此奖项的新秀。“我希望联盟不要坑他。”

“所有这些‘哦,他实力不强’的说法(但是)你仍然必须坚持努力。文班亚马让人们对他期望太高,难以实现。他做到了我们期望他做到的一切,甚至更多。他在内线做的事,伙计,太厉害了。”

尽管马刺队的战绩排在联盟第五差,但文班亚马仍然很有希望获奖,这证明了他在防守端的影响力。

当 NBA 最佳盖帽球,员在场时,马刺队的防守效率评级为 111.2,在常规赛中排名第四。当文班亚马不在场时,这一评分飙升至 117.3,排名第 23 位。

这些开关分差进一步证实了这位身高 7 英尺 3 英寸的新秀是一位杰出的防守球员,他还领跑联盟的场均盖帽(3.6 次)、总盖帽加抢断(342 次)、盖帽率(10.1%),同时在防守篮板率(30.1%)中排名第五,在篮板场均数(10.6)中排名第八。

这些数据都证明了加内特所说的,他将文班亚马比作入选名人堂的迪肯贝·穆托姆博,后者是两位四次获得年度最佳防守球员的球员之一。

“他做的事情是我从未见过的,”加内特说。“他是人类橡皮擦。自从穆托姆博之后,我们再也没有看到过这种(表现)。”

原文如下:

Kevin Garnett: ‘I’m rocking with Wembanyama for DPOY’

[Image] DENVER, COLORADO - APRIL 02: Victor Wembanyama #1 of the San Antonio Spurs blocks a shot by Reggie Jackson #7 of the Denver Nuggets during the fourth quarter at Ball Arena on April 02, 2024 in Denver, Colorado.

As one of just five players to ever win an NBA title, Defensive Player of the Year and MVP, Kevin Garnett does not impress easily. So it’s not small thing that Victor Wembanyama has left the Hall of Famer awestruck.

On his “KG Certified” podcast with former Celtics teammate Paul Pierce, a gushing Garnett said Wembanyama should win Defensive Player of the Year “hands down.”

“It ain’t even a choice,” Garnett said of the 20-year-old Spurs center who’s vying to become the first rookie to win the award. “And I hope the league don’t screw him.

“All this, ‘Oh, he plays on a bad team,’ (but) you still gotta show up and clock in. Wemby has took expectations and shot it to the moon, man. Everything we expected him to do, he was a lot and then some. The (stuff) he’s doing in the post, man, get outta here, man."

That Wembanyama even has a legitimate case despite the Spurs finishing with the league’s fifth-worst record is a testament to his impact on that side of the ball.

The Spurs had defensive rating of 111.2 with the NBA’s leading shot blocker on the floor, which would have ranked as the fourth-best mark over the course of the regular season. That rating shot up to 117.3 with Wembanyama off the court, which would have ranked 23rd.

Those on/off splits further legitimize the 7-foot-3 rookie as a virtuoso defender who also led the league in blocks per game (3.6), total blocks plus steals (342), block percentage (10.1%) while ranking fifth in defensive rebounding percentage (30.1%) and eighth in rebounding average (10.6).

Those figures all fed into Garnett’s point as he likened Wembanyama to Hall of Famer Dikemebe Mutombo, one of two players to win Defensive Player of the Year four times.

“The things he’s doing I ain’t seen nobody do,” Garnett said. “He’s the human eraser. We ain’t seen this type of (stuff) since Mutombo.”

By Nick Moyle, Longhorns Insider, via San Antonio Express-News