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All-Defensive team 2008-2009

Look no doubting that all the players who made the first team are good defenders (Cp3,Kobe,D12,KG and Lebron) but the are all superstar Calibaer players.I would think that those 5 players would be 5 out of top 6 highest paid players through endorsements (and Wade would be there to and he made all second). The Problem i'm addressing is that name and not there defensive skill that got them into the All defensive team. I must reapeat in Caps though that i do Belive that ALL THESE PLAYERS ARE GOOD DEFENDERS.

However defense isn't about Stats or Name but about Hustle and the want to stop the opposing player from scoring. So I figured it was best for me to choose the players i think derseve to be on the all defensive team simply on what i've seen from these players and there hustle on the other side of the court

So without any futher ado here is my All-Defensive team

C-Chris Anderson
PF-Gerald Wallce
SF-Trevor Ariza
SG-Ron Artest
PG-Jason Kidd

What you guys think?
What would be yours?


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Kidd and Andersen?

Kidd's foot speed isn't where it use to be, and Chris Andersen isn't that much of a defender, sure you can say he get's his share of blocks, but it's all from the weak side. I wouldn't put him dead on as an anchor in the post.

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helohelo

I kinda agree about some of the all-defensive members relying on reputation, but I don't think your list is any better to be honest. Especially Kidd, he used to be an elite defensive player, but he has lost a lot of foot speed.

And romeeezybaby, in regards to Andersen, while he is not the typical big man enforcer type defender, he is actually a very solid on the ball defender against less physical bigs who don't overpower him. Just check out the job he did on Dirk in the 2nd round. Probably still not first team defense though, so I agree with you on that.

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llperez~ we're the only

llperez~ we're the only posters up cuz it's only 1230 on the west coast (im in LA at my grandmas!)

but anyways, I don't think Bird is a bad defender but I certainly wouldn't put him on my first team.

C: Duncan
PF: Garnett
SF: Battier
SG: Ariza
PG: ...not sure on this one, but I think Billups is an underrated defender. I'd probably go with Paul though.

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i'm up too...

in seattle!!!

i agree with the all defense team making it on reputation and as much as i love Kidd, he isn't the defender he used to be although he still guards KObe and Lebron whenever he plays them and does a admirable job. Birdman is a solid helpside defender. he gets his blocks coming from the weakside a lot. when matched up one on one, he tends to struggle against more muscular, physical players like a Howard, Duncan, Boozer, Jefferson. he is a solid defender tho, dont get me wrong but he is 2nd team at best. Here is my team...and this is just my opinion, nothing against the guys that usually make it

C- Tim Duncan
PF- Ront Artest/Kevin Garnett
SF- Shane Battier
SG- Andre Igudola
PG- Rajon Rondo

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Best Defenders

G: Dwayne Wade
G: Andre Iguodala
F: Gerald Wallace
F: Kevin Garnett
C: Dwight Howard

Ariza is a very overrated defender.

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why

would you put duncan over howard duncan is a solid defender howard is the best defensive center in the league

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Yer true

Looking back on my descion i would put Howard over anderson i just wanted to prove a point though lol. However i do stand by my desicion with Jason kidd i do belive despite what you guys said he is the best Defensive PG. Reason being he is a smart defender as well as a player who puts it all on the line every game and yes earlier in his career he proberly was a better defender. Even so what he lacks in foot speed he makes up for in Defensive IQ and hustle

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My team

Rajon rondo
Shane Battier
Andrei Kirilenko
Kevin Garnett
Dwight Howard

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My Team

C: Dwight Howard/Tim Duncan
PF: Kevin Garnett
SF: Shane Battier
SG: Dwayne Wade
PG: Russell Westbrook

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Huh?

I know for sure that I should not see Jason Kidd or Chris Anderson on anybody's list. Jason Kidd may be smart, but he gets torched by quicker guys. Anyone that would vote for him is living off of his past reputation. As for Anderson, he's a nice player off the bench, but he's not a great defender. He takes too many risks. As for what he did against Dirk in the 2nd round, he did absolutely nothing. Denver did win the series, but Dirk averaged 34.4 pts while shooting 54%. He only shot 47% for the season. You can also add in 11.6 rebs , 4 assists and 1 blk a game. All better than his season averages. He torched Anderson and I know no one is calling Dirk physical.

My team would probably be...

Paul
Artest
Battier
Garnett
Howard

...Paul is a solid and pesky defender. I think he's slightly better defensively than Rondo. I think Artest is declining as a defender, but there is not much to pick from at shooting guard. Battier is a solid all around defender. I don't think Lebron was not a horrible choice, but he gambles a lot of defense and Battier makes everyone work hard. Garnett, no explanation needed. I don't think that Howard is a great man defender. Gasol burned him quite a few times, but I think his shot blocking combined with his board work and his intimidation of shots makes him the choice.

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My Team

C: Dwight Howard
PF: Kevin Garnett
SF: Shane Battier
SG: Mickael Pietrus
PG: Chauncey Billups....he's really underrated defensively

I just realized that man defense from pg's in the nba is really weak...
But other players that could easily be on the list are:
Rondo
Duncan
Artest
Ariza
and Birdman

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C-Dwight Howard PF-Kevin

C-Dwight Howard
PF-Kevin Garnett
SF-Shane Battier
SG-Ron Artest
PG-Mario Chalmers- underrated not many people realized he avareged 2 steals a game his rookie year.

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PG: Rajon Rondo SG: Andre

PG: Rajon Rondo
SG: Andre Iguodala
SF: Shane Battier
PF: Kevin Garnett
C: Dwight Howard

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Yea, I donno, I guess I

Yea, I donno, I guess I probably should have Howard over Duncan, but I think Duncan is as solid as they come on defense. He plays such a good mental game, doesn't make bad decisions, doesn't take unwarranted gambles, and he is a shot-blocking force.

I think defense is a LOT mental...

Butidont, why do u say that Ariza is overrated? He has those long arms and he has very good lateral quickness. I loved watching him hound Turk up the floor in the finals, even though I was rooting for the Magic.... I donno, I thought he was VERY effective, not only at hanging with Turk 1-on-1 and getting into his mind, but also coming up with steals at CRUCIAL times and finishing the play on the fast break.. I donno, just my opinion

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haha!!

jason kidd!! are u kidding me? please aaron brooks destroyed jason kidd 4 the reasons above. kidd is too slow now. also im trying now 2 lose my mind right now but i see cp3 is on some of yall list. give me a break. Didi yall not see wat billups did 2 him in the playoffs? do yall not watch when cp goes against deron williams and how williams manhandles cp? jus because u get lose ball steals doesnt mean u are a great defender. especially when u are getting torched in the playoffs 4 damn near 30 by chauncey billups.

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Ariza

Ariza is a good defender but how is he any better than Andrei Kirilenko? Tayshuan Prince? Even Nicolas Batum?

He is in the same league as Ronnie Brewer and Courtney Lee.

All I'm saying is he doesn't deserve to be All Defensive 1st team, not yet anyway.

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