NBA's Iron Curtain: Top 10 Defensive Specialists

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NBA's Iron Curtain: Top 10 Defensive Specialists

Michael Jordan said the toughest defender he ever faced was Joe Dumars. Even if Dumars never scored a single offensive point, you'd have to respect Dumars' defensive play.

Along those lines, here are 10 present-day players who fit Dumars' mold, guy who are great on the defensive end but not really known for any offensive prowess. Some of the players on this list are hovering just along All-Star status, while others have a role as defensive players specifically.

There are a bevy of great players that would make a list of 10 best defensive players. Among those are Gerald Wallace, Josh Smith, Rajon Rondo, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Dwight Howard. This instead is a list of guys who have a specific purpose of playing on the defensive side. Anything extra on the offensive end is candy. They are all solid professionals that would be great for team chemistry.

With that criteria being placed, here are the 10 that form an Iron Curtain specialty.

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