History Lesson:

We all know about the great championship teams...the great scorers, etc.

But if you look back at even Finals teams, even great scoring teams have needed a great defender at atleast one position to get the job done.

Examples:

* Showtime had Cooper, and before him Willkes and Kareem. Did you know Kareem was on a BUNCH of All-NBA Defensive teams? Even in the 80's...

* Shaq was a 3-time All NBA Defender during his prime, as was Kobe (9x)...

* Moses believe it or not was an All NBA defender, as was Mo Cheeks...

* Webber? Yea, he had Doug Christie...

* Amare and Nash? They had Raja Bell...

* Barkley and KJ had Dan Majerle (2x All Nba Defense)


Want more? Ok...

* The Bullets had Elvin Hayes & Bob Dandridge...

* Rick Barry and the Warriors had Jamaal Wilkes (yes again) and Phil Smith (who? lols)



The solution?

Anderson Veraejao

Still young, good rebounder, All NBA Defense 2nd team last year, and I could see that trend continuing some day...