For All-Defensive First Team
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Jaden guarding Jamal Murray
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Bro, you gotta stop blocking my jumpers.
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- Jamal Murray in-game to Jaden McDaniels
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One of the guys that are ultra talented, that isn't probably on everybody's radar, is Jaden McDaniels in Minnesota.
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- Paul George
Jaden guarding Paul George
Jaden guarding Bones Hyland
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[Jaden McDaniels] is Mr. Lockdown
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- Chiney Ogwumike
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''I try to ruin their day, ruin their nights.''
Jaden's Impact

2022-23 Timberwolves
With/Without Jaden McDaniels


Leads all wing players in block percentage (1.6%)

Matchup difficulty: 99th percentile. Compared to other defenders, Jaden spends most time guarding opponent's stars.

Opponents shoot 7% worse than expected at rim when Jaden is the closest defender... 7th best in the league

Opponents are shooting 46% in isolation when Jaden is the primary defender... league average is 49%

Wolves defense is 5 points better when Jaden is on the floor (equivalent to the 4th best defense when on the floor vs. 25th when off)

Jaden has the 2nd-most career blocks (182) of any player from his draft class. Only player from draft class to have 150+ blocks and 150+ steals.