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.
Bogut is finally starting to live up to his first overall pick selection. He is a premier shot blocker and a great rebounder.
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.
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.
Rondo is a great player on the offensive and defensive ends. Like Paul, his ability to get steals makes him a premier defender.
Despite being in the end of his career, Duncan is still a great defender because of his awareness and IQ.
Although he is 6-7, he is a great rebounder. He is also good at blocking shots and getting steals.
An incredible shot blocker only being 6-9, he has established himself as a premier defender in this league.
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.
James is quick and strong which is a great combination to have being a perimeter defender.
Wade, the fastest player in the NBA is one of the best players at getting steals, blocking shots among guards, and perimeter defense.
Howard, the two time defensive player of the year winner is the best in the NBA at blocking shots and rebouding.