The Best Defenders in the NBA

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# Name AGECraftedDPMDBPMDRPMDRAPTORDLEBRON
1 Rudy Gobert UTA | C 28 5.25 1% 2.5 7.67 8 4.87
2 Myles Turner IND | C 24 3.2 1% 1.7 3.48 4.6 3.18
3 Clint Capela ATL | C 26 3.11 1% -0.2 4.54 5.27 2.81
4 Jusuf Nurkic POR | C 26 2.79 0.99% 1.7 1.19 5.1 2.5
5 Jakob Poeltl SAS | C 25 2.78 0.99% 1.1 1.71 4.85 2.55
6 Matisse Thybulle PHI | SF 23 2.77 0.99% 4.3 0.33 4.8 2.38
7 Marc Gasol LAL | C 36 2.71 0.99% 3.3 1.49 2.63 2.64
8 Alex Caruso LAL | PG 26 2.63 0.99% 2.3 -1.1 4.53 2.22
9 Draymond Green GSW | PF 30 2.61 0.98% 3.3 1.67 3.5 2.24
10 Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL | PF 26 2.58 0.98% 2.6 1.17 2.45 2.27
11 Joel Embiid PHI | C 26 2.51 0.98% 1 2.99 4.51 1.5
12 Robert Covington POR | PF 30 2.44 0.98% 1.2 2.86 2.25 2.51
13 Nicolas Claxton BKN | C 21 2.38 0.97% 1.1 -0.8 5.59 2.35
14 Nerlens Noel NYK | C 26 2.32 0.97% 3.5 1.97 2.4 2.33
15 Anthony Davis LAL | C 27 2.09 0.97% 1.6 1.56 2.97 1.46
16 Brook Lopez MIL | C 32 1.99 0.96% -0.1 2.24 1.5 2.04
17 Jarred Vanderbilt MIN | PF 21 1.98 0.96% 1 0.47 3.04 2.34
18 Larry Nance Jr. CLE | C 28 1.96 0.96% 1.7 0.1 2.92 2.03
19 Jimmy Butler MIA | SG 31 1.94 0.96% 2.5 1.64 2.78 1.63
20 Ben Simmons PHI | PG 24 1.9 0.96% 1.9 2.07 2.39 1.88
21 Kent Bazemore GSW | SG 31 1.89 0.95% 1.3 -0.64 2.6 2.03
22 Paul George LAC | SF 30 1.89 0.95% -0.4 3.6 2.44 1.34
23 Andre Drummond CLE | C 27 1.86 0.95% 0.6 -0.14 2.82 1.84
24 Willie Cauley-Stein DAL | C 27 1.86 0.95% 0.6 0.14 3.3 1.25
25 Al Horford OKC | C 34 1.84 0.95% 1.4 1.35 3.78 1.4
26 Mike Conley UTA | PG 33 1.83 0.94% 0.9 3.11 4.08 1.16
27 DeMarcus Cousins HOU | C 30 1.81 0.94% 1.9 -2.04 2.91 1.64
28 Taj Gibson NYK | PF 35 1.78 0.94% 2.2 -0.74 4.57 1.44
29 Kyle Anderson MEM | SF 27 1.74 0.94% 1.7 2.31 1.87 1.64
30 Bam Adebayo MIA | C 23 1.73 0.94% 1.9 3.7 1.81 1.33
31 Daniel Gafford WAS | C 22 1.69 0.93% 1.6 -0.65 1.57 2.07
32 Isaiah Hartenstein CLE | C 22 1.68 0.93% 1.1 -1.32 3.32 1.62
33 Jae Crowder PHX | SF 30 1.67 0.93% 0.7 2.06 2.95 1.64
34 Al-Farouq Aminu CHI | PF 30 1.65 0.93% 1 0.65 2.83 1.33
35 Juan Toscano-Anderson GSW | SF 27 1.64 0.93% 2.2 0.19 2 1.76
36 Mitchell Robinson NYK | C 22 1.63 0.92% 1.1 0.71 2.12 1.64
37 Michael Carter-Williams ORL | PG 29 1.6 0.92% -0.1 0.6 3.64 1.16
38 Royce O'Neale UTA | SF 27 1.57 0.92% 1.7 2.64 1.6 1.34
39 JaVale McGee DEN | C 33 1.54 0.92% 1 -1.93 1.86 1.63
40 Daniel Theis CHI | C 28 1.53 0.92% 0.5 1.45 1.95 1.43
41 Danny Green PHI | SG 33 1.52 0.91% 1.2 3.38 2.32 0.73
42 Ivica Zubac LAC | C 23 1.52 0.91% 0 1.18 1.86 1.21
43 Nicolas Batum LAC | SG 32 1.49 0.91% 1 1.05 2.48 1.4
44 Kawhi Leonard LAC | SF 29 1.42 0.91% 1 1.18 1.54 1.02
45 Fred VanVleet TOR | PG 26 1.4 0.9% -0.1 2.79 2.43 1.04
46 Isaac Bonga WAS | SF 21 1.4 0.91% -0.8 -1.05 2.49 1.09
47 LeBron James LAL | PF 36 1.4 0.9% 1.6 2.1 0.29 1.43
48 Isaiah Stewart DET | C 19 1.36 0.9% 0.4 -0.27 2.78 1.52
49 OG Anunoby TOR | SF 23 1.36 0.9% 0.3 1.67 2.31 1.03
50 Alex Len WAS | C 27 1.33 0.9% 0.6 -0.28 0.99 1.52

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