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    Default Who's our truly good defensive players?

    A good defensive coach would definitely help the team defense, but who is good at defense no matter who the coach is?

    Douglas
    Turiaf
    Billups (I haven't seen enough, but he's known for changing teams around defensively so I'll list him)

    Who else?

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    AC!
    Giraffe Jeff-Fries
    Shield-on Parker

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    Oops, Forgot about Jeffries!

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    Originally Posted by RunningJumper
    Oops, Forgot about Jeffries!
    you also forgot about fields

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    Good defensive players (4):

    Toney Douglas
    Renaldo Balkman
    Jared Jeffries
    Ronny Turiaf

    Decent defenders (3):

    Anthony Carter
    Chauncey Billups
    Shelden Williams

    Put in effort on defense (4):


    Landry Fields
    Shawne Williams
    Derrick Brown
    Roger Mason Jr.

    Defend at least in important games (2):

    Carmelo Anthony
    Bill Walker


    Horrible defenders (1):

    Amar'e Stoudemire


    Unrated (1):

    Andy Rautins (only played in garbage time)

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    Good: Giraffe, Turiaf, Douglas, Balkman

    Decent: Fields, Carter, Billups, Mason,

    Could be decent if they really tried: Walker, STAT, Melo

    rest of the guys i didn't grade

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    Shawne and Shelden Williams play good D, Jeffries, Turiaf, Douglas, Carter and Billups also do.
    They are my choices.

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    We getting scrapped..

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    AC, TD, Turiaf & Shawne Williams are our best & most consistent defenders IMO. Roger Mason Jr. & Shelden Williams do a solid job as well. I personally think Jeffries' defense is severely overrated by MDA & some Knick fans, I see guys blow by him on defense all the time he's not that great a defender. He's great at drawing charges in the paint other than that I think there are other guys on this team that do a much better job in the paint & on the perimeter on ball. Balkman has his moments but they are far between (mostly due to lack of opportunity). Still I think he plays like he's high on ganja most of the time to be a good defender, he's not always focused & his intensity level often waivers. Landry gives an effort but he needs a lot of work on his awareness on help D, he over commits way too often leaving the rest of his teammates exposed.

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