Home Sports Basketball Zach Harper’s NBA Award Rankings: Let’s get defensive SportsBasketball Zach Harper’s NBA Award Rankings: Let’s get defensive February 27, 2020 6 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Defense! Some former players will lament that nobody in today’s NBA game plays it. With the rule changes since 2004, individual defense has become almost impossible to play. It’s not that guys don’t play it anymore; the game just isn’t set up for them to play it well. It’s great if you can do today’s version of locking someone down, but it’s a lot better if you’re the guy the defensive system is centered around. It’s a truer sign of being a defensive force in today’s NBA, in which defense is legislated against. The problem with figuring out who the best defenders are is defensive stats suck. Blocks and steals denote activity, but they don’t exactly show good defense. Darko Milicic was once top 5 in blocks per game because he guessed correctly roughly twice a game. Allen Iverson and Monta Ellis always racked up steals. Steve Clifford, when he was coaching for Charlotte, once told me that he doesn’t worry… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘People are hungry for the truth’: Why sports documentaries are in a golden era Wizards five-time All-Star John Wall declares himself fully healthy NBA reportedly considering World Cup-style pool play for when season resumes Lillard: 'I'm not going to be participating' in 'meaningless games' Charles Barkley open to participating in next 'The Match' "Need Some Level Of Certainty": NBA Union Boss On Players Wanting Sport To Resume Audio surfaces of Michael Jordan saying he 'won't play' if Isiah Thomas is on Dream Team In re-started NBA season, the Bucks, Lakers will be winners. The losers are … How the Nets became one of the hottest teams in Vegas during the NBA hiatus NBA learns from the past as it moves to Wilson for future basketballs ‘Honest, funny, relatable’: How sports have influenced ‘The Simpsons’ Future Mock Draft: Selecting the best NBA rosters in 2025 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.