Ok so pretty good argument going on in my thread on Prosportsdaily. I think Eric Gordon is the better on the ball defender and the more fundamentally sound defender. If I need a stop with the game on the line.. definitely Eric Gordon over Westbrook. He can also guard 3 positions. I think Russell Westbrook has him beat when it comes to off the ball defense. Meaning steals in the passing lanes, switches, fighting through screens... as well as more shot blocking ability than Eric. On team USA teammates and coach K often called Eric Gordon their best shooter (Stephen Curry even said it
) and their best perimeter defender. Eric Gordon has shutdown some really nice scorers this season too like Monta Ellis, Kevin Martin and Manu come to mind.
Opinions? I can only find footage of Westbrook stealing or blocking shots... none of him locking someone up like Eric Gordon.
Here are videos of Eric Gordon's man to man D.
Who's the better defender in your personal opinion? What's more valuable? Man to man defense? Steals and blocks? Off the ball defense (playing passing lanes)?