If you want to win, you need defense. One of the quickest ways to improve your team defense is to draft wisely and find the top defensive talent. So who are the best defensive prospects in the 2011 NBA Draft?
The NBA is slowly shifting some emphasis back on defense, which is nice after seeing scores of 115 and 120 regularly in the early 2000s.
Teams are beginning to look to apply tremendous defensive pressure during key moments in a game, which means they need top level talent in the NBA Draft that can understand when and how to shut down an offense.
The Chicago Bulls, considered a legitimate contender before the 2010-2011 season, earned elite status because of their commitment to defense. They wrote the blueprint for teams that want to achieve more sooner.
Here's the ten guys that you need to keep an eye on.