Originally Posted by WillC
Deng has been the best defender in the league this season.
I feel stupid forgetting Luol Deng. He's not the best defender in the league this season, but he is worth being on the team and it just confirms, beyond any question, that Serge Ibaka will NOT make the All-Defensive Team. And he shouldn't. He has no chance.
I actually think Lebron's defense has been down the last few weeks. Not down, but not as high as before. I don't think he's taken it to any new level and I could make a very good case of him not being on either of the 1st 2 teams. Luol Deng, Josh Smith, Andre Iguodala, Shawn Marion...that's rough.
Should add that I believe the NBA has an obligation to make an All-Defensive Third Team and that Serge Ibaka will not make that team either...and again, rightfully so.