So now apparently the Raptors are on track to have the worst defense in NBA history according to stats in the Globe today based on points allowed per 100 possessions.
...the Raptors are on pace to be one of the worst defensive teams in NBA history...based on how poor their defence is compared to the league average.
As of yesterday the Raptors are allowing 118.3 points per 100 possessions, which is by far the most in the NBA. The next worst is the wobbly Memphis Grizzlies who allow 112.6 points per 100 possessions. The league average is 106.7. According to BasketballProspectus.com, no team in modern NBA history has ever had a defensive rating that is more that 7.8 per cent worse than the league average. The Raptors are on pace for 10.8 per cent.
So let's say you were coaching a little league team some mellow kid's league and you were on track to have the worst defense in the history of the sport even though the kids were playing good enough to have a great offense.
Would you...uh...make some changes?
Would you...ah...possibly fire yourself and ask one of the other parents to take over who maybe say knew something about basketball?
Would you...ah...say you lost the last one because your guys missed a few baskets...?
Would you say everything's fine the team just needs a few tweaks?
Would you...ah...talk about how lazy the kids were (even though they were running around shooting the lights out offensively)?