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NBA Free Agents 2012: The 6 Best Defenders on the Market

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NBA Free Agents 2012: The 6 Best Defenders on the Market
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Defense wins the game.  Everyone knows this.

As free agency looms for the NBA, defense has never become more important than right now.  With scoring monsters such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant and others dominating the offensive portion of the game, opposing teams have trouble shutting them down.

Defense is an important part of the NBA.  Teams need defensive-minded players to keep these offensive All-Stars at bay.  They give teams a chance to keep the score close, and they can also do damage on the offensive side of the glass.

Here are the top six best defenders on the free agent market.

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