Stats do lie to an extent though.
Just like if someone has a high shooting percentage doesn't necessarily make them a good shooter. Or say, a high number of steals doesn't makes necessarily make you a good on-ball defender. Basketball is much more subjective of a sport than the stats tell you. You have to watch them on court. I use stats as a supplementary measure not my primary measure.
Well, I would say that you are looking at the wrong stats tbh. FG% isn't what you should be looking at to see how good a player is at shooting... same with steals and being a good on-ball defender. There are stats out there that can tell you good how a player defends, shoots, rebounds, etc. There are also measurements that tell you how good a player defends iso's, pick n roll's, in the post, etc. I agree that stats aren't everything, but they tell the story... just not the whole story.