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NBA Top 50: Shane Battier (No. 42)

by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am

Sep 2nd 2008 10:30AM by Tom Ziller (author feed)
Filed under: Rockets

The case for Shane Battier was made quite recently on this blog. I’m not nearly conceited or drunk enough to quote myself, so a paraphrasal: Battier is among the best defenders in the league, he is quite an efficient offensive player, and he never misses games. He is one of the most underrated players in the NBA, and he deserves your baklava. (Come on, the dude’s hungry. Hook him up.)

David Berri and I have had some fairly serious disagreements over recent times. However, I do respect Berri’s system and what he does. One of my favorite Berri analyses came in his dissection of Battier. The piece focused on Battier’s ability to limit mistakes and get a good number of steals. Well worth the read.Continue Reading

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