No, opposing PPG alone doesn't show anything. There is a pace factor behind it which directly affects all PPG. In any case, those PHX teams were quite good other than you know rebounding like GMCD mentioned. But it's our one of main weapons. Just to put it into perspective...
I was looking up the numbers lat night and I dont know where you got these from. He was always near last in the league of opposing PPG which is pretty much the biggest determinate of how good your defense is.
I still think though our defense will be fine. Its not like MB was doing anything for our defense. Also theres not much you can do for defense but promote good switching and effort. That is pretty much defense. Cover your man, know who to switch to , and provide effort. Offense is much more in detail.We may not be #1 in the league at D but we will be up there.
06/07 PHX team led the NBA in FG%, 3p%, FT%, PPG, ORtg, 3rd in Defensive Rebounds, 30th in Offensive Rebounds
They were 13th in DRtg, 14th in Opp FG%, 28rd in Opp Offensive Rebounds, 22th in Opp Defensive Rebounds
So far how does our team look like ?
7th in FG% , 18th in 3p%, 26th in FT%, 10th in PPG, 6th in ORtg, 6th in Defensive Rebounds, 2nd in Offensive Rebounds
18th in DRtg, 10th in Opp FG%, 18th in Opp Offensive Rebounds, 11th in Opp Defensive Rebounds,