As basketball fans, we often concern ourselves only with offensive statistics to grade the best players in the NBA as how many points they average is seen as a direct correlation to their impact on the floor.
The fact is that there are two ends to a basketball game and defense is just as, if not more, important than offense in deciding the outcome.
There are star players like Rudy Gobert and Kawhi Leonard, who have won the Defensive Player of the Year award in the past, that we acknowledge for their defense but some of the best defensive players in the league are guys the casual fan has never even heard of.
So without further ado, here are the top 25 best defenders playing in the NBA right now.
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