Top 10 Best Defenders in the NBA
Defense matters in the NBA. They just don't say "defense wins championships for no reason." Here are the top 10 best defenders in the NBA.
Honorable Mention: Andrew Bogut
Bogut is finally starting to live up to his first overall pick selection. He is a premier shot blocker and a great rebounder.
10. Marcus Camby
Despite being at the end of his career, Camby is still an elite rebounder, shot blocker and is great at getting steals even though he is a big man.
9. Chris Paul
Despite being undersized, he's a great defender because of his ability to get steals. His speed is also good for stopping players attacking the rim.
8. Rajon Rondo
Rondo is a great player on the offensive and defensive ends. Like Paul, his ability to get steals makes him a premier defender.
7. Tim Duncan
Despite being in the end of his career, Duncan is still a great defender because of his awareness and IQ.
6. Gerald Wallace
Although he is 6-7, he is a great rebounder. He is also good at blocking shots and getting steals.
5. Josh Smith
An incredible shot blocker only being 6-9, he has established himself as a premier defender in this league.
4. Kobe Bryant
Bryant's defensive game is sometimes forgotten, but when you're being defended by him in a real game, you'll see why he is a great defender.
3. LeBron James
James is quick and strong which is a great combination to have being a perimeter defender.
2. Dwyane Wade
Wade, the fastest player in the NBA is one of the best players at getting steals, blocking shots among guards, and perimeter defense.
1. Dwight Howard
Howard, the two time defensive player of the year winner is the best in the NBA at blocking shots and rebouding.