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5 Future Members of the NBA All-Defensive Team
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If you look back at the history of the NBA's All-Defensive Team, one thing is clear. Very rarely do you find a player included that is a one-trick-pony. Players that are only great defenders rarely make the list.

Dikembe Mutombo, Bruce Bowen and Ben Wallace made the list multiple times. They made their money shutting the opposition down without offering much offensively.

While that is true, the overwhelming majority of players selected are the opposite. They are all-around great players whose defensive skills are usually their most overlooked asset.

Players like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan. They are known for dominant  scoring abilities, and they have 30 All-Defensive First-Team selections between them.

So, when looking for future defensive studs, it makes sense to target players that are talented scorers, as well as defenders.

Here are predictions for five players that will one day be members of the NBA's All-Defensive Team.

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