Originally Posted by ShaqAttack3234
Blocked shots are a much more important defensive stat than steals, IMO.
I don't think that can ever be true, because a steal results in a change of possession every time, whereas a block only does in best case scenario. Possession is the most important thing i basketball.
I'll agree a shot blocker is a more valued player than a ball hawk, for a number of reasons. They stand closer to the rim, the effect more players, they change as many or more shots than they block etc.