Rajon Rondo and the Best Thief from Every NBA Team

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Rajon Rondo and the Best Thief from Every NBA Team
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There is nothing more electrifying in the NBA than a fast-break jam. The opposing team passes the ball away. Players jump off the bench waving their towels. The crowd goes crazy.

For a good offensive team, one of these can be the spark that swings the momentum in its favor.

In most cases it seems as if the passer and the scorer get all the glory, forgetting the most important piece of the puzzle—the man who stole the ball.

Players don’t always get the recognition they deserve for their efforts on the defensive end. A defensive playmaker is one of the most important assets to a NBA team.

Every team has that one player that everyone in the arena is anticipating will get the big steal. These 30 (sorted by their divisions) provide that spark to their squads.

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