Nothing is perfect fam...no stat is gonna nail it on the head everytime...
but cmon RODMAN and "PER" doesn't make much sense alot of the things he did that made him a HOF player didn't show up in the stat box
that's the problem. there are so many things a player does on the court that PER can't account for. if you don't get steals or blocks you aren't a good defender according to PER which is just one of many examples. one of the most important things defensively, if not the most important thing, is to keep your man in front of you or direct him towards the help defense. a player who does that won't get any credit. a guy like shane battier who in his heyday was a very good player is considered to be a below average nba player for his career and never had an above average nba season according to hollinger. and there are countless examples of this. just look at the PER leaders for this season.
so a guy like kenneth faried who is #18 was a better player this year than paul milsap (19), dirk nowtizki (20), demarcus cousins (21), kyrie irving (23), josh smith (29), james harden (30), pau gasol (32), kevin garnett (34), deron williams (35), steve nash (36), ty lawson (44), roy hibbert (45), serge ibaka (46), chris bosh (48)?
who seriously would argue that faried is better than any of these guys? don't get me wrong faried is a good high energy player. but in no way is he better than any of these guys. how is faried 26 spots ahead of his teammate ty lawson? there are so many things wrong with this stat.
PER isn't perfect nor should that be the expectation for it, but it shouldn't be that off base either.