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The Best Defenders at Each NBA Position
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As the powerful adage states,"Defense wins championships," every championship team needs to have several solid defensive players if they want to contend.

Just ask those Phoenix Suns teams of the 2000s. Very good talent. No defense. No championships.

Then turn to the Boston Celtics of 2008, who had superb defense led by Tony Allen, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins.

This article lists the top defensive player, two honorable mention picks and one underrated defender at each position.

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