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All Defensive Teams - my call

Posted on: April 14, 2008 11:05 pm
 

Some like flashy crossovers or a nasty dunk, but I'm of those that like strong, gritty D. When I see players running, covering the space, contesting shots and get to the passing lanes - I see commitment and passion to win. These awards are for that. For the guy that want to win and are not afraid to sacrifice to do it.

1st team - NBA Best


PG - Rajon Rondo

Not one PG in the league destroyed him. He doesn't miss assigments, has excellent lateral movement and is long enough to contest many shots. He is the most overlooked good defender in the league, mostly because Garnett draws the attention.

SG - Kobe Bryant

There's a reason 2 position is called Shooting guard. Most of the players have offense as their primary task, so there's no a lock down defender here, and Bryant is the only not far from it. If he needs, he'll exert his energy on D and make a defensive stop. If he doesn't - he'll be steady, every game, every possesion.

SF - Shane Battier

Rockets have the best defence in the West, and Battier is the reason why. He'll defend top outside player night in and night out, and make them work for every shot. He is also always on the help at the right time and hustles as anybody in the league. Bowen wasn't at his best this season, so Battier gets the nod.

PF - Kevin Garnett

His passion got beyond all limits, and he must get credited for Celtics' success. Unmovable yet quick, KG will get to contest every shot and block a few. Still among the best defensive rebounders in the league. Add to all this his ability to get in opponents head with the trash talk and constant communication with his teammates, and you have a whole package.

C - Rasheed Wallace

The Best one-on-one post defender in the league. Sheed is a textbook defender. He always has his hand high up in the air prepared for a quick block or shot change, has a perfect angle on pick and rolls and plays well on thin line between foul and a no call.

 

2nd Team


PG - Chris Paul

SG - Raja Bell

SF - Bruce Bowen

PF - Tim Duncan

C - Dwight Howard

 

3rd Team


PG - Jason Kidd

SG - Ronnie Brewer

SF - Josh Smith

PF - Lamar Odom

C - Samuel Dalembert

 

Honorable mentions - Stephen Jackson, James Posey, Marcus Camby, LeBron James, Andrei Kirilenko

 

All defensive Worst Team [key players only]


PG - Mike Bibby

SG - Ben Gordon

SF - Peja Stojakovic

PF - Andrea Bargnani

C - Mark Blount

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Viktor Crapper
Since: Sep 22, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2008 8:02 pm
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Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2008 7:54 pm
 

All Defensive Teams - my call

Thank you mister. I had a big problem with third PG, so I used Player Defensive Rating to break the lock between Andre Miller, Jason Kidd, Deron Williams and Derek Fisher. Non of them really deserves the spot, but since it's third team, I thought nobody will pay attention . As far as Howard is concerned, I had to get him some kind of credit. Orlando doesn't have much more inside and Magic forwards aren't any good defensively, actually nobody is. Howards holds the fort for them - sandy fort but still...


Viktor Crapper
Since: Sep 22, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2008 7:02 pm
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Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2008 9:26 am
 

All Defensive Teams - my call

Can you counsel me in Steve Nash hate/anger management?Try dispersing the hate to other players, too. I have almost a full roster, so any time one of those is getting undeserved credit, the hattred is redirected towards him.



Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2008 8:58 am
 

All Defensive Teams - my call

Okay, I understand now. At least you are stronger than, and keep you hate inside. My hate is getting out of hand. Everytime someone post something the first thing that comes to my mind is using it to hate on Nash. Can you counsel me in Steve Nash hate/anger management?



Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2008 8:52 am
 

All Defensive Teams - my call

'Cause Mike Bibby is for me what Nash is for you. I just don't like to go public with it too often, I try to avoid mentioning his name.



Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2008 8:49 am
 

All Defensive Teams - my call

I won't argue with anything else gazzso besides one thing:

How do you figure Mike Bibby is worse on D than Steve Nash? I don't think it's possible. That's not just me hating either; even Suns fans agree he is one of the worst defenders.


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