Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
7 Total Updates since September 26, 2012
7 months ago Video 2 comments
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has shared the court with Milwaukee Bucks defender Luc Mbah a Moute for over 100 minutes over the past three seasons, and Mbah a Moute has left Kobe with little to show for his efforts.
8 months ago Article 5 comments
Indiana Pacers SF Danny Granger has done something LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony have not over the course of the last three seasons: he has played well against Milwaukee Bucks SF Luc Mbah a Moute.
8 months ago Article 6 comments
New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony doesn't score well when Milwaukee Bucks forward Luc Mbah a Moute shares the floor with him. Luc's legend continues to grow.
8 months ago Article 4 comments
Milwaukee Bucks F Luc Mbah a Moute has done an excellent job on Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant over the last three seasons.
8 months ago Article 5 comments
Our breakdown of Luc Mbah a Moute's defensive impact on top NBA wing scorers like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Antony and others will be updated often over the next two weeks.
8 months ago Update 14 comments
LeBron James. Luc Mbah a Moute. NBA superstar. NBA superstar (perimeter) defender. Two men enter. Only one man will survive the battle. Okay, both men will survive the battle. In fact, 10 men will enter and all of them will survive the battle, but that gets back some of my frustrations in evaluating perimeter defense from the introductory piece.
I've combined three seasons worth of stats for each player in a select group of top-end perimeter scorers (LeBron James in this edition), and compared production levels to when Luc Mbah a Moute is on the court with that player. The assumption is that LRMAM is often matched up against that player, or that he makes a direct impact on that player's production. If we can't assume that much, what's an ace perimeter defender good for anyways?
The sample size for each on-court "matchup" is too small to be predictive of future performance -- LRMAM and LeBron have shared the court for 249 minutes (more than five full games) over the last three years -- so the findings are merely descriptive. In other words, this is a strict evaluation of what has already happened, not any grand pronouncement that future matchups will proceed along the exact same lines. The data here is fit to answer the question: how has LRMAM impacted LeBron James' performance when they have shared the court over the last three seasons.
In addition to crunching the numbers, I watched a lot of video clips of LeBron vs. LRMAM as well. Two things stuck out to me while watching those plays:
Here are the actual numbers, presented in infographic form to spice things up (click to enlarge):
Finally, I've included a clip that I think represents LRMAM's approach on LeBron:
8 months ago Article 1 comment
Exploring NBA perimeter defense by looking at how Luc Mbah a Moute performed against LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Danny Granger, Joe Johnson, Kobe Bryant and Paul Pierce. An introduction to the experiment.
8 months ago Article 52 comments
Luc Mbah a Moute is widely regarded as one of the NBA's best defenders, yet his role on the Milwaukee Bucks is constantly in flux. What can he and the team do to maximize his value?