Originally Posted by chazzy
A lot of people don't realize how huge interior defenders are in terms of defensive impact. Blocking/altering shots at the rim, clogging up lanes, intimidation etc. People saying he could win DPOY next year are either underrating Dwight or overrating Lebron.
So true. If Lebron does win it, it will be a joke. In fact, its a joke he finished as high as he did that one year. I think he got 2nd one time. Even at age 35, KG makes a much bigger impact on defense.
Its the nature of the game.
Pippen/Jordan/Payton/Rodman/Jones are some of the select few perimeter defenders that I've seen that could control a game on defense and arguably impact the game as much as bigs.