The Best Defenders in the NBA

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# Name AGECraftedDPMDBPMDRPMDRAPTORDLEBRON
1 Rudy Gobert UTA | C 28 4.06 1% 1.9 4.05 6.95 4.31
2 Jakob Poeltl SAS | C 25 3.52 1% 0.8 3.53 9.05 2.89
3 Myles Turner IND | C 24 3.23 1% 2.2 2.92 6.49 3.41
4 Clint Capela ATL | C 26 3.1 0.99% 0.4 3.05 6.59 2.89
5 Joel Embiid PHI | C 26 2.24 0.99% 1.8 1.58 5.17 1.57
6 Larry Nance Jr. CLE | C 28 2.22 0.99% 2 1.67 3.91 2.66
7 Christian Wood HOU | PF 25 2.15 0.98% 0.5 3.11 5.87 1.25
8 Anthony Davis LAL | C 27 2.14 0.98% 2.1 2.01 3.2 1.77
9 Marc Gasol LAL | C 36 2.14 0.98% 2.7 1.26 3.09 2.6
10 Jusuf Nurkic POR | C 26 2.12 0.98% 0 1.51 6.97 1.34
11 Patrick Beverley LAC | SG 32 2.11 0.97% 1 3.05 3.13 1.35
12 Mike Conley UTA | PG 33 2.1 0.97% 0.4 2.87 5.54 0.89
13 Al Horford OKC | C 34 2.08 0.97% 1.4 1.56 4.42 2.17
14 Nerlens Noel NYK | C 26 2.03 0.97% 3.7 1.66 3.08 2.55
15 Matisse Thybulle PHI | SF 23 1.85 0.97% 4.1 0.55 4.9 1.83
16 Daniel Theis BOS | C 28 1.74 0.96% 0.9 1.66 3.86 1.39
17 Jae Crowder PHX | SF 30 1.72 0.96% 0.8 2.37 3.62 1.29
18 LeBron James LAL | PF 36 1.71 0.96% 1.3 2.57 1.18 1.65
19 Mitchell Robinson NYK | C 22 1.7 0.96% 1.2 2.07 2.32 1.78
20 Kawhi Leonard LAC | SF 29 1.69 0.96% 0.6 1.51 2.73 1.35
21 Daniel Gafford CHI | C 22 1.66 0.95% 1.6 1.79 1.8 1.96
22 Nicolas Batum LAC | SG 32 1.6 0.95% 0.5 1.65 3.44 1.59
23 Royce O'Neale UTA | SF 27 1.59 0.95% 1.6 2.11 2.32 1.33
24 Rudy Gay SAS | PF 34 1.56 0.95% -0.7 1.56 4.41 0.76
25 Jimmy Butler MIA | SG 31 1.55 0.95% 2.3 0.23 3.1 2.11
26 Willie Cauley-Stein DAL | C 27 1.54 0.94% 0.5 1.99 2.13 0.98
27 Robert Covington POR | PF 30 1.53 0.94% 1 0.88 2.75 1.3
28 Draymond Green GSW | PF 30 1.51 0.94% 2.1 -0.63 2.9 2.29
29 Paul George LAC | SF 30 1.51 0.94% -0.3 2.04 2.53 0.29
30 Victor Oladipo HOU | SG 28 1.51 0.94% -0.5 1.35 3.01 1.07
31 Alex Caruso LAL | PG 26 1.48 0.93% 2.1 0.88 2.49 0.89
32 Kent Bazemore GSW | SG 31 1.48 0.93% 2.2 0.62 3.49 1.48
33 Cameron Johnson PHX | PF 24 1.45 0.93% -0.4 1.75 3.83 0.67
34 Dwight Powell DAL | C 29 1.43 0.92% 1 1.01 3.91 1.28
35 Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL | PF 26 1.42 0.92% 2.3 -0.26 1.86 1.78
36 Serge Ibaka LAC | C 31 1.42 0.92% -0.8 1.95 2.48 1.32
37 De'Andre Hunter ATL | PF 23 1.4 0.92% 0.3 2.72 4.77 -0.06
38 Bam Adebayo MIA | C 23 1.37 0.91% 2 0.42 2.12 1.77
39 Jarred Vanderbilt MIN | PF 21 1.37 0.91% 1.3 1.18 2.9 2.11
40 Juan Toscano-Anderson GSW | SF 27 1.37 0.92% 1 0.87 2.02 2.61
41 David Nwaba HOU | SG 28 1.35 0.91% 1.1 1.3 4.18 0.47
42 Andre Iguodala MIA | SF 37 1.28 0.91% 2.2 1.44 2.04 1.12
43 Brook Lopez MIL | C 32 1.25 0.91% -0.7 1.16 0.4 1.38
44 Derrick Favors UTA | C 29 1.23 0.9% 2.2 0.22 1.35 1.69
45 Andre Drummond CLE | C 27 1.21 0.9% 0.2 -0.3 3.31 1.45
46 Jrue Holiday MIL | SG 30 1.21 0.9% 1.1 1.52 1.61 0.86
47 PJ Dozier DEN | SF 24 1.2 0.9% -0.4 1.74 3.16 0.61
48 Richaun Holmes SAC | C 27 1.2 0.9% -0.1 1.23 1.15 1.56