MKG vs. Competition

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  • Wondering how MKG stacks up against the competition? Look no further than these rankings to see how MKG fares against the rest of the NBA.

    • Ranks first among wings in defensive rebound percentage (21.4%)
    • Ranks third among wings in defensive rebounds (5.6)
    • Ranks 10th in defensive rating among players who have played at least 40 games (96.5)
    • Ranks sixth among wings and 11th in the NBA in Defensive Adjusted Plus Minus
    • Ranks in the 67th percentile in man-to-man opponent points per possession, despite normally guarding the other team’s best player, and ranks in the 87th percentile with four seconds or less remaining on the shot clock, according to Synergy Sports
    • Ranks in the 75th percentile in “Guarded Catch and Shoot” situations, holding opponents to just 30.5% shooting, according to Synergy Sports

    (Stats and rankings through games of 4-1)

THE MKG DIFFERENCE

The difference MKG makes is easily noticeable when looking at the stats. With MKG in the lineup this season the Hornets are 27-28 compared to 5-14 when he has missed games due to injury. The Hornets are 0.075 points per possession better on defense when he is on the court.

Overall

MKG On-Court

Off-Court

Change When On-Court

Opp PTS

95.9

92.5

98.6

-6.1

Opp FGM

36.4

35.7

37.0

-1.3

Opp FG%

43.9%

43.3%

44.3%

-1.0%

Opp 3FG

7.6

6.8

8.2

-1.4

Opp FTM

15.5

14.3

16.5

-2.2

Opp FTA

20.1

18.9

21.1

-2.2

Opp OREB

8.7

7.6

9.5

-1.9

Opp DREB

34.7

33.3

35.9

2.6

Opp REB

43.4

40.9

45.4

-4.5

Hornets DREB

34.0

35.7

32.7

+3.0

Opp TOV

12.3

12.9

11.9

+1.0

Hornets STL

5.9

6.4

5.5

+0.9

Hornets +/-

-1.9

2.2

-5.1

+7.3

Hornets OffRtg

98.3

99.4

97.5

+1.9

Hornets DefRtg

100.4

96.3

103.7

-7.4

Hornets NetRtg

-2.1

3.1

-6.2

+9.3

Warning: Coverage by MKG may result in opponent frustration, missed shots and turnovers.