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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 (lower is better) can be found on the glossary page.

MEM

Tyus JonesDe'Anthony Melton

Versatility

25.13

Projected NetRating/100

3.3

2.3

IND

Aaron HolidayMalcolm Brogdon

Versatility

27.94

Projected NetRating/100

1.7

2.2

OKC

George HillShai Gilgeous-Alexander

Versatility

35.18

Projected NetRating/100

2.8

3.1

SAS

Patty MillsDejounte MurrayDerrick White

Versatility

36.4

Projected NetRating/100

3.3

3.9

HOU

Victor Oladipo

Versatility

36.7

Projected NetRating/100

0.6

1.0

NOP

Eric BledsoeLonzo BallBrandon Ingram

Versatility

39.87

Projected NetRating/100

4.3

4.1

POR

Damian Lillard

Versatility

41.02

Projected NetRating/100

4.1

0.9

DEN

Jamal Murray

Versatility

41.24

Projected NetRating/100

2.8

1.1

ATL

Kris Dunn

Versatility

41.89

Projected NetRating/100

1.7

1.3

LAL

Alex Caruso

Versatility

45.35

Projected NetRating/100

1.2

1.7

MIL

Donte DiVincenzoJrue HolidayKhris Middleton

Versatility

46.43

Projected NetRating/100

8.9

4.9

DAL

Josh RichardsonTim Hardaway Jr.Luka Doncic

Versatility

47.15

Projected NetRating/100

7.3

3.0

UTA

Mike ConleyShaquille HarrisonJoe InglesRoyce O'Neale

Versatility

47.24

Projected NetRating/100

4

6.2

GSW

Stephen Curry

Versatility

48.59

Projected NetRating/100

6.2

0.2

CHI

Otto Porter Jr.

Versatility

50.11

Projected NetRating/100

1.3

1.3

TOR

Fred VanVleetKyle Lowry

Versatility

52.38

Projected NetRating/100

4.8

3.3

ORL

Aaron Gordon

Versatility

55.65

Projected NetRating/100

0.6

1.3

PHI

Danny GreenTobias HarrisBen Simmons

Versatility

59.12

Projected NetRating/100

5

4.1

BOS

Kemba WalkerMarcus SmartJayson TatumJaylen Brown

Versatility

59.3

Projected NetRating/100

11.7

5.8

MIA

Duncan RobinsonJimmy Butler

Versatility

60.6

Projected NetRating/100

6

3.0

LAC

Patrick BeverleyPaul GeorgeKawhi Leonard

Versatility

62.95

Projected NetRating/100

12.2

5.0

BKN

Kyrie IrvingJames Harden

Versatility

63.41

Projected NetRating/100

10.3

2.1

PHX

Chris PaulMikal Bridges

Versatility

64.6

Projected NetRating/100

5.1

3.5

MIN

Ricky RubioRondae Hollis-Jefferson

Versatility

64.71

Projected NetRating/100

3

2.6

WAS

Russell Westbrook

Versatility

65.68

Projected NetRating/100

0.9

0.8

CHA

Gordon Hayward

Versatility

74.34

Projected NetRating/100

0.9

1.5