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Old 12-10-2017, 11:01 PM   #16
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PG Russel Westbrook
SG Kobe Bryant
SF Carmelo Anthony
PF Josh Smith
C Enes Kanter
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:17 PM   #17
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PG Russel Westbrook
SG Kobe Bryant
These 2 had the potential to be the best defender at their position if they didn't have the burden of the world on their shoulders at the other end

Dunno about the other 3. Maybe Josh Smith was alright at one point.
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Old 12-11-2017, 12:27 AM   #18
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PG: Payton
SG: Kobe
SF: Pippen
PF: KG
C: Dikembe
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:05 AM   #19
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Payton
Jordan
Pippen
KG
Hakeem
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:26 AM   #20
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My Pick:
Glove
Bowen
Pippen
Duncan
Garnett

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Jordan Clarkson
Zach Lavine
Carmelo Anthony
Karl-Anthony Towns
Jahlil Okafor

I see that and raise you:
Isaiah Thomas
James Harden
Jamal Crawford
Steve Novak
Chris Kaman
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:48 AM   #21
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For today's nba...

Pg- mike Conley
Sg- Avery Bradley
Sf- kawhi
Pf- Anthony Davis
C- embiid
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:08 AM   #22
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The Glove
Wade
Bron
Rodman
Hakeem

If you want the opposing player to sh!t 70% on you, then yes
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:29 AM   #23
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Is it GOAT defender by position? Or can we consider how they operate together?

If I'm picking them for their positions, gimme glove/mj/pip/kg/dream (others have chosen this same lineup).

But if I can do whatever I want, I'm gonna maximize length for the whole squad. Gimme lbj, kd, ak47, kg, kareem. It would be a nightmare just trying to pass the ball.
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:44 AM   #24
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I would go with this one

PG: Payton or Fraizer
SG: Jordan
SF: Pippen
PF: Russell
C: Wilt
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:45 AM   #25
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Bill Russel has a defensive award named after him. He also specialized in defense and won more rings than he has fingers doing just defense.

Just saiyin.

Unfortunately, I don't know how to make a case for someone before advanced statistics existed.. They didn't keep track of a lot of things like offensive rebounds and defensive rebounds, defensive rating, +/-, etc. We don't even have every game he played on video. Same with his opponents. Makes it difficult to figure out where he stands tbh...
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:47 AM   #26
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Is it GOAT defender by position? Or can we consider how they operate together?

If I'm picking them for their positions, gimme glove/mj/pip/kg/dream (others have chosen this same lineup).

But if I can do whatever I want, I'm gonna maximize length for the whole squad. Gimme lbj, kd, ak47, kg, kareem. It would be a nightmare just trying to pass the ball.

Espn did it by position
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:53 AM   #27
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PG: LeBron
SG: LeBron
SF: LeBron
PF: Draymond
C: KG
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:14 AM   #28
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I always find it interesting that when lists like this are created, more often than not it's a who's who of the greatest players ever.

I'm not saying that Jordan does not belong on the list, or Duncan, or Paul, or Lebron, or Hakeem... etc. But I just find it interesting that rarely do people include actual defensive specialists.

Players like (not my list, btw)...
Ben Wallace
Rodman
Russell
... are often included because they're so well known for their defensive prowess.

But what of...
Tony Allen
Bruce Bowen
X Man
Avery Bradley
Bobby... forgot his last name, but the SF/PF from the great Sixers teams

I just believe that defense is about a lot more than defensive stats and all star games.

If I'm making a greatest 3point shooting lineup, I'm mentioning the Craig Hodges of the world. Just sayin.
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:03 AM   #29
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Payton
Jordan
Kawhi
Pippen
Russell
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:07 AM   #30
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Payton
Pippen
Rodman
Big Ben
Russell

Would be pretty bad in today's game.
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