For players averaging 15-or-more minutes per game and participating in 15-or-more games, Boston has three players in the top-15 in Defensive Rating. Terry Rozier is #3 in the ratings, while Aron Baynes comes in at #6 and Gordon Hayward at #14.

Most of Terry’s numbers are down as compared to last season, possibly as a result of his reduced floor time. His points, rebounds, assists and shooting percentages have all suffered this season. But his defense has not.

Gordon’s #14 rating tells us that even though his offensive game took some time to solidify, his defensive game has been there for a while. If his offense even comes close to what he did against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and his defense is maintained at this level, he is in for a fine season.

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Photo via Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images Tom Lane 12/04/2018 11:16:00 AM Edit

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