Kerr: Draymond's box outs vs Capela ‘amazing,' keeping Rockets off glass ‘a big deal'

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On Feb. 15, the league announced that "box outs" would now be tracked as part of the "hustle stats" feature on NBA.com/stats.

Through the first two rounds of the playoffs, Draymond averaged 9.1 per game -- 11th most.

Draymond's box out numbers during the Western Conference Finals:

-Game 1 = 18
-Game 2 = 23
-Game 3 = 10 (surprisingly low)

"His box outs this series have been amazing," Steve Kerr said after practice on Monday. "(Clint) Capela is there every play and Draymond finds a way to box him out and still get his hand on the rebound and either get him himself or direct it to a teammate.

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"Finishing a possession is such a big part of defense. It's not just field goal percentage defense. That's a good indicator but keeping them off the offensive glass is a big deal, too."

Capela averaged 4.1 offensive rebounds against Minnesota and Utah -- which led all players in the playoffs.

Over three games against the Warriors, Capela is averaging 2.7 o-boards.

Here is one example of what Kerr is talking about:

Draymond is not only racking up crazy box-out numbers, but he's also registering a lot of rebounds:

-Game 1 = 9
-Game 2 = 6
-Game 3 = 17

"I don't think you box out like you did 30 years ago," Kerr said. "But in this series I'm seeing a lot of traditional box outs from Draymond because Capela is down on the baseline.

"And as the shot goes up, Draymond's taking him out. He's doing a great job at that."

And as Steve Kerr said after the game on Sunday night:

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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