However, Westbrook’s efforts are better than Harden on the defensive end. He’s top 10 in defensive win shares (only .1 behind Kawhi Leonard and virtually tied wth DeAndre Jordan). He’s #2 in Defensive Box Plus/Minus (4.7), behind only Draymond Green (4.9). His defensive rating is in the top 15. He has a slight edge in steals, while Harden has a slight edge in blocks.

My vote goes to Westbrook.

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