The NBA's Most Underrated Defensive Stoppers

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The NBA's Most Underrated Defensive Stoppers
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The NBA’s most talented stars are respected for their ability to eclipse 30 points on any given night. The league’s defensive stoppers, on the other hand, often go largely unnoticed.

Unless NBA players are being rewarded for their defensive acumen, via Defensive Player of the Year awards or by making All-Defense teams, their gritty efforts on the defensive end are not recognized. However, those guys are the unsung heroes who are frequently the difference between a win and a loss.

Here's a look at the players who are underrated defensive stoppers.

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