Top 10 Best Defenders in the NBA

0Contributor IIIAugust 12, 2010

Top 10 Best Defenders in the NBA

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     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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Despite being in the end of his career, Duncan is still a great defender because of his awareness and IQ.

6. Gerald Wallace

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    Although he is 6-7, he is a great rebounder. He is also good at blocking shots and getting steals.

5. Josh Smith

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    An incredible shot blocker only being 6-9, he has established himself as a premier defender in this league.

4. Kobe Bryant

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    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

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    James is quick and strong which is a great combination to have being a perimeter defender.

2. Dwyane Wade

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    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

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    Howard, the two time defensive player of the year winner is the best in the NBA at blocking shots and rebouding.