This edition, being overdue, will be more thorough in its breakdowns than previous posts on this subject.
Let's start with Mike Bibby as he's (relatively) easy to break down in this fashion since he plays point guard exclusively.
|Mike Bibby||Def Eff||Poss|
|w/ Teague & Crawford||1||13|
|w/ Josh Smith & Horford||1.022||1809|
|w/ Josh Smith or Horford||1.071||432|
|w/ Crawford & Johnson||1.12||739|
|w/ neither Josh Smith or Horford||1.346||78|
|w/ Johnson & West||1.353||17|
I suspect the explanation for the Hawks allowing 5.6 fewer points per 100 possessions when Mike Bibby is on the court compared to when he's if off the court is as simple as Bibby playing 78% of his possessions with both Josh Smith and Al Horford on the floor with him.
|Joe Johnson||Def Eff||Poss|
|w/ Teague & Crawford||0.98||102|
|w/ Crawford & West||1||16|
|as a 2||1.063||2362|
|as a 3||1.103||841|
|w/ Bibby & Crawford||1.12||739|
|w/ Bibby & West||1.353||17|
Earlier in the season, the Hawks were more effective defensively with Johnson as the biggest of three guards than when he played in a two-guard lineup. That is no longer the case.
For completists only: The Hawks have allowed 9 points on 6 possessions when Johnson has played point guard and 4 points on 4 possessions when Johnson has played power forward.
|Jamal Crawford||Def Eff||Poss|
|w/ Teague & West||0.643||14|
|w/ Johnson & West||1||16|
|w/ Bibby & Teague||1||13|
|as a 2||1.078||1591|
|w/ Bibby & Johnson||1.12||739|
|as a 1||1.132||1078|
The Hawks allow 8.8 more points per 100 possessions when Crawford is on the court than when he is off the court. The Hawks score 2.3 more points per 100 possessions when Crawford is on the court than when he is off the court.
It's not a case of Bibby hoarding all the defensive possessions when Horford and Josh Smith are on the floor either. True, only 38% of Crawford's possessions come with both Smith and Horford on the floor but Smith and Horford are significantly worse defensively when Crawford is on the floor with them.
|Josh Smith and Horford||Def Eff||Poss|
This is why, despite his good season, I didn't take his All-Star case seriously.
|Jamal Crawford||Def Eff||Poss|
|w/ Josh Smith & Horford||1.088||1029|
|w/ Josh Smith or Horford||1.095||958|
|w/ neither Josh Smith or Horford||1.121||695|
In the minutes he's gotten, Jeff Teague (both by eye and by these numbers) has demonstrated some defensive talent. I suspect that will bode well for him next year as he should begin the process of replacing Mike Bibby at the point.
|Jeff Teague||Def Eff||Poss|
|w/ Crawford & West||0.643||14|
|w/ Crawford & Johnson||0.98||102|
|w/ Bibby & Crawford||1||13|
All the Mo Evans combinations appear in the tables above. To refrain from redundancy, I'll simple provide his defensive work by position.
|Mo Evans||Def Eff||Poss|
|as a 2||1.023||176|
|as a 3||1.133||1144|
|as a 4||1.152||46|
There's a discrepancy of 1 possession between the on court and the positional breakdown but I can't find it in the 143* different 5-man units the Hawks have used so far this season.
*Maybe there are, in fact, 144 different 5-man units the Hawks have used so far this season.
|Mario West||Def Eff||Poss|
The numbers don't lie.
Below are a couple of tables that don't fall under the category of "backcourt defense" but I'll include in this post as I still have the master spreadsheet (which will be out-of-date again in 36 hours) open.
First, Marvin Williams by position:
|Marvin Williams||Def Eff||Poss|
|as a 3||1.02||2123|
|as a 4||1.11||375|
The Hawks allowed 4 points on 3 possessions with Marvin at center and 4 points on 2 possessions with Marvin playing alongside one guard, Joe Smith, Horford, and Pachulia.
Finally, the various post combinations:
|Horford & Pachulia||0.941||205|
|Josh Smith & Horford||1.042||2350|
|Joe Smith & Horford||1.11||164|
|Josh Smith & Pachulia||1.115||462|
|Joe Smith & Pachulia||1.212||339|
The Hawks are allowing 0.975 points per possession with Jason Collins on the floor. 82 of the 122 possessions for which Collins has been on the floor have also featured Randolph Morris and/or Othello Hunter. Sounds like garbage time to me.
|Jason Collins||Def Eff||Poss|
|not garbage time||1.075||40|
Questions, comments, and corrections welcome as always from those of you who've made it this far.