Most Versatile Defensive Lineups

Each team's projected most versatile 5 man lineup, their projected net rating per 100 possessions, and the lineups synergy rating.

Short Story:

  1. Remove the least versatile defenders, unless they happen to be a superstar.
  2. Remove the horrible defenders, unless they happen to be a superstar.
  3. Spit out the four best defenders of the remaining PG's, SG's and SF's.
  4. Spit out the two most versatile defenders among the remaining PF's and Centers.
  5. Spit out the 5 best defenders among the remaining 6 players.

This weeds out the defenders who would likely be exposed in a playoff matchup as well as the least switchable players (think Trey Burke/Greg Monroe). The idea was to find the best/most versatile lineup for those tough playoff matchups.

*Some teams may not have 5 players meet these qualification. These teams are usually garbage, or they have a position of great weakness and therefore did not have 5 players qualify.

Versatility Rating comes from a project put together by both Krishna Narsu and Patrick Miller of Nylon Calculus. A quick, concise explanation of Versatility Rating (higher is better) can be found on the glossary page.

LAC

Reggie JacksonRobert CovingtonTerance MannPaul GeorgeNicolas Batum

Versatility

91

Projected NetRating/100

7.6

6.5

MIA

Max StrusCaleb MartinKyle LowryJimmy ButlerP.J. Tucker

Versatility

90.8

Projected NetRating/100

10.1

6.7

DAL

Tim Hardaway Jr.Spencer DinwiddieMaxi KleberLuka DoncicDorian Finney-Smith

Versatility

83.6

Projected NetRating/100

7.8

6.3

GSW

Stephen CurryKlay ThompsonDraymond GreenOtto Porter Jr.Andre Iguodala

Versatility

80

Projected NetRating/100

15.7

7.1

BOS

Al HorfordJayson TatumGrant WilliamsJaylen BrownMarcus Smart

Versatility

77.8

Projected NetRating/100

16.3

6.8

HOU

Kevin Porter Jr.Christian WoodEric GordonKenyon Martin Jr.Jae'Sean Tate

Versatility

77.8

Projected NetRating/100

-5.2

5.4

PHX

Chris PaulMikal BridgesDevin BookerJae CrowderCameron Johnson

Versatility

74.8

Projected NetRating/100

16.4

6.6

CHA

Montrezl HarrellLaMelo BallGordon HaywardCody MartinMiles Bridges

Versatility

73.4

Projected NetRating/100

7.2

6.2

SAS

Dejounte MurrayJosh RichardsonKeita Bates-DiopDevin VassellKeldon Johnson

Versatility

72.6

Projected NetRating/100

1.6

4.4

BKN

Patty MillsBruce BrownNic ClaxtonKevin DurantKyrie Irving

Versatility

71.2

Projected NetRating/100

9.7

5.7

OKC

Luguentz DortTy JeromeDarius BazleyShai Gilgeous-AlexanderKenrich Williams

Versatility

71

Projected NetRating/100

-2.8

4.5

TOR

Gary Trent Jr.Fred VanVleetOG AnunobyPascal SiakamChris Boucher

Versatility

70

Projected NetRating/100

11.5

6.1

DET

Kelly OlynykCade CunninghamHamidou DialloSaddiq BeyJerami Grant

Versatility

69.8

Projected NetRating/100

-2.4

4.9

MIN

Patrick BeverleyMalik BeasleyAnthony EdwardsD'Angelo RussellJarred Vanderbilt

Versatility

68.6

Projected NetRating/100

7

6.0

PHI

Shake MiltonGeorges NiangMatisse ThybulleTobias HarrisJames Harden

Versatility

67

Projected NetRating/100

3.1

5.1

SAC

Domantas SabonisTerence DavisJeremy LambJosh JacksonMaurice Harkless

Versatility

66.4

Projected NetRating/100

-0.3

4.3

CHI

Zach LaVineDeMar DeRozanLonzo BallAlex CarusoJavonte Green

Versatility

66

Projected NetRating/100

7.3

5.7

MEM

De'Anthony MeltonDillon BrooksJohn KoncharDesmond BaneBrandon Clarke

Versatility

65.4

Projected NetRating/100

10

5.6

POR

Anfernee SimonsJoe InglesEric BledsoeJosh HartJustise Winslow

Versatility

64.8

Projected NetRating/100

-1.1

5.9

NOP

CJ McCollumDevonte' GrahamGarrett TempleHerbert JonesTony Snell

Versatility

64.2

Projected NetRating/100

-2.8

5.3

LAL

Malik MonkWayne EllingtonAnthony DavisRussell WestbrookLeBron James

Versatility

60

Projected NetRating/100

7

5.4

MIL

Giannis AntetokounmpoGrayson AllenKhris MiddletonJrue HolidayPat Connaughton

Versatility

59.4

Projected NetRating/100

19.5

6.9

ORL

Terrence RossJalen SuggsGary HarrisFranz WagnerMoritz Wagner

Versatility

55.2

Projected NetRating/100

-8.4

4.0

WAS

Raul NetoCorey KispertKristaps PorzingisKentavious Caldwell-PopeBradley Beal

Versatility

53.6

Projected NetRating/100

1.7

4.9

UTA

Hassan WhitesideJordan ClarksonDonovan MitchellBojan BogdanovicRoyce O'Neale

Versatility

51.2

Projected NetRating/100

7.9

5.0

CLE

Cedi OsmanIsaac OkoroCaris LeVertLamar StevensKevin Love

Versatility

50.2

Projected NetRating/100

-4.1

4.4

IND

Chris DuarteRicky RubioJalen SmithBuddy HieldMalcolm Brogdon

Versatility

48.8

Projected NetRating/100

2.4

4.9

DEN

Michael Porter Jr.Monte MorrisBones HylandWill BartonAaron Gordon

Versatility

47.2

Projected NetRating/100

2.2

5.1

ATL

John CollinsKevin HuerterBogdan BogdanovicDelon WrightDe'Andre Hunter

Versatility

42.6

Projected NetRating/100

3

5.3

NYK

Immanuel QuickleyEvan FournierObi ToppinQuentin GrimesAlec Burks

Versatility

37.4

Projected NetRating/100

2.7

6.5

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