The same bravado that makes Green a Defensive Player of…

The same bravado that makes Green a Defensive Player of the Year front-runner is a big reason he is regularly late running back on defense, per a FiveThirtyEight report published Wednesday. The story’s author, Chris Herring, pored over data from SportVU — a system of six cameras that measures the movements of all players on the court during games — and plenty of video to determine that Green leads the league in “lag rate,” a stat invented to measure how often someone crosses half-court more than three seconds after the ball.
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