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Old 04-07-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #2
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PG - Avery Bradley
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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SF: LeBron James

C: Tim Duncan

SG: Tony Allen
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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PF - Larry Sanders
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:32 PM   #5
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PG - Avery Bradley (best perimeter defense)
SG - Tony Allen (best perimeter defense)
SF - Lebron James (best versatility)
PF - Serge Ibaka (best interior defense)
C - Dwight Howard (best interior defense)

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Old 04-07-2013, 04:40 PM   #6
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PG - Avery Bradley (best perimeter defense)
SG - Tony Allen (best perimeter defense)
SF - Lebron James (best versatility)
PF - Serge Ibaka (best interior defense)
C - Dwight Howard (best interior defense)

I think you greatly misunderstood best defensive player with best shot blocker.


There is a handful of better defensive centers than Howard, and plenty of PF's that are far superior to Ibaka.


I'd still take KG at PF (when healthy) and probably Asik, Hibbert, or Gasol at C.
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PG- Avery Bradley/Rondo/Hinrich
SG - T.Allen
SF- Mbah A Moute
PF -Duncan
C - M.Gasol
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:49 PM   #8
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PG- Avery Bradley/Rondo/Hinrich
SG - T.Allen
SF- Mbah A Moute
PF -Duncan
C - M.Gasol

The way most PF's play today, Duncan would have to be at C to be consider the best defensive player. At his current age he isn't athletic enough to keep up with a lot of fours.
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Bradley
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Lebron
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:55 PM   #10
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I think you greatly misunderstood best defensive player with best shot blocker.


There is a handful of better defensive centers than Howard, and plenty of PF's that are far superior to Ibaka.


I'd still take KG at PF (when healthy) and probably Asik, Hibbert, or Gasol at C.

Not sure about Gasol (good but not that good?).... but Asik, Hibbert & KG are all great defensive big men. Ibaka, Dwight and Chandler (and probably Noah & Sanders aswell) at their best have a higher defensive impact than any other PF/C though, they were in the last selections of 1st all-defensive team and were top 3 contenders for the last Defensive Player of the Year award, Ibaka was actually only 4 1st place votes away from winning it... Chandler won it....

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The way most PF's play today, Duncan would have to be at C to be consider the best defensive player. At his current age he isn't athletic enough to keep up with a lot of fours.
I realize that, but really wanted to have both frontrunners for DPOY on this list.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:22 PM   #12
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Noah has to be at least mentioned for C. Solid on the inside, great energy/active, great rebounder and he can actually guard on the perimeter too. Definitely the most versatile defender at his position if not the best (at least this season).
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:43 PM   #13
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C - Tyson Chandler
PF - Kevin Garnett
SF - LeBron James
SG - Thabo Sefolosha
PG - Avery Bradley
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:15 PM   #14
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Not sure about Gasol (good but not that good?).... but Asik, Hibbert & KG are all great defensive big men. Ibaka, Dwight and Chandler (and probably Noah & Sanders aswell) at their best have a higher defensive impact than any other PF/C though, they were in the last selections of 1st all-defensive team and were top 3 contenders for the last Defensive Player of the Year award, Ibaka was actually only 4 1st place votes away from winning it... Chandler won it....

DPOY is a joke, and Ibaka being second is only because the award only goes to players with big block and big rebounding numbers anymore. Ibaka, Larry Sanders, and Howard just jump at everything to attempt to block it. They are plenty good defenders, but even in the weak post play era if another Center is on, they would all do worse than Hibbert, Asik, Gasol, and Noah.

I would absolutely add Noah before Howard or Ibaka. Blocks are a pretty stat, but far from being a good judge of defense.
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C - Tyson Chandler
PF - Kevin Garnett
SF - LeBron James
SG - Thabo Sefolosha
PG - Avery Bradley

Does KG still go hard in the regular season? If so I'm putting him as my center. I also forgot Noah.
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