Best Defenders Per Position
PG: Rajon Rondo (i think hes overrated...but hes still a great defender)
SG: Hard one...lets go with Andre Iguodala
SF: Shane Battier
PF: iono.....Kevin Garnett
C: Dwight Howard...i was hesitant to say Kendrick Perkins but Howard is a way better shot blocker...which creates a better "presence" overall
PG- Kidd, not as fast anymore but still a good defender
SF-Shane Battier/ Ron Artest
PF- Kevin Garnett
C- Dwight Howard
PG: Rajon Rondo & (even though he NEVER gets mention) Kyle Lowry
SG: Andre Iguodala and John Salmons
SF: Shane Battier
C: Dwight Howard
pg- rando(but remember young kidd he could guard fast pg and big 2 guard)
sf- iggy(played sf last year)
c- duncan (played c most of last season)
SF:Ron Artest/Shane Battier
SF- Trevor Ariza/ Battier
PG: Rondo...I'm not sure anyone is as much of a pesk and the guy seems glued when he's defending on the ball.
SG: Artest...not really much to pick from. Kobe seems to be the popular choice, but I feel that Ron is more consistent defensively and brings effort more often than Kobe. Kobe generally just picks spots to play D or just brings it at the end of games. With that said, Ron's not what he used to be.
SF: Battier...no one is more disciplined on d. Doesn't have the ridiculous numbers, but that is because he is so sound. I honestly think he is the best defender in the NBA period.
PF: Garnett...I'm kind of surprised that he's still the best now because of all the wear and tear but he brings it every night. Able to guard out on the perimeter as well as inside. Alter shots and still rebounds at a high rate.
C: Duncan...another solid guy. I think Dwight has more electrifying moments, but he's still not a disciplined defender. Sometimes he goes for blocks instead of staying on his feet or tries to kill shots out of bounds instead of trying to keep them in bounds.
PG: Chris Paul
SG: Dwayne Wade
SF: Lebron James
PF: Tyrus Thomas
C: Dwight Howard
wat about guys like roy hibbert, not sayin hibbert is ur guy, but sure can block a shot. CP3 is a great one too, as well as all of the celtics and spurs. RAJA BELL seriously underrated defender
PG- Chris Paul is one of the best pickpocketers in the league...
SG- Kobe Bryant is probably the best wing defender right now... He just don't let anyone get easy buckets.
SF- Shane Battier... I remember when Kobe was asked who defends him the best and without hesitation, he answered," Shane Battier"... A pretty compliment from a great offensive player.
PF- Kevin Garnett- The 2008 Defensive Player of the Year and the glue that binds the Celtic D.
C- Dwight Howard- The 2009 Defensive Player of the Year and the guy that makes the Magic run like a well-oiled machine on the defensive side... Such a beast.
Pg- Russel Westbrook- Quick and long, still getting better.
Sg- Courtney Lee- even as a rookie he stood up pretty well against everyone else's main scorers. Probably not the best yet, but he is already up there.
Sf- Battier- He kinda has to be on the list.
Pf- Tim Duncan- Only over KG because he is healthier this year.
C- Dwight Howard- easy one.
Pg:Rondo...Yes I believe he is overrated to but best pg defender
Sg:Wad...your a 6'4 shooting guard averagin more blocks than Lebron? Lets be serious
Sf.Battier or Artest
pg-rondo, but westbrook is close
sg-Kobe, but Iguodala is close
sf-Battier, but Artest is close
pf-KG, but duncan is close
c-Dwight, but KPerk is close
How is he a "natural power-forward?" Just because he is not 7' tall does not make him a 4. He plays exactly like a center.
He is definitely quick enough to guard 4s, but he was the DPOY playing Center. He is best served holding down the paint and anchoring Orlando's defense. His game is much more suited to that of a Center, therefore, he is clearly not a natural power forward. We had this exact same discussion about Deron Williams. Just because a player is capable of playing/guarding another position, doesn't make it their natural one. Yes Howard can defend power forwards, but he is much better when he is playing Center. Therefore, he is a natural center.
You guys are buggin, Kobe is the best defender at SG? Kobes defense is overrated...