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HouRealCoach
10-15-2008, 06:23 PM
*When they sign Deke

Artest, Battier, Hayes, & Deke
With Scola and Landry taking atleast 3 charges a game:p
Alston and Dorsey are pretty good defenders also
Yao continues to get tougher and block more shots

....N dont forget the defense that T-Mac showed on Dirk that year....

Where would you rank them??

Hawkeye15
10-15-2008, 06:42 PM
Houston and Boston. Houston has better individual defenders, Boston has better team defense, mainly because KG is lurking back there.

cmoneytakemoney
10-15-2008, 06:53 PM
No way. Boston Celtics easily. Tracy McGrady, Rafer Alston, and Luis Scola aren't good defenders and that's 3 of their starting 5. Battier and Artest are great defenders but, who else? 4 of the Celtics starting 5 are real good defenders with Ray Allen being the weak link but, Tony Allen, Eddie House, Leon Powe and the new center Patrick O'Bryant is a block machine who has really impressed me so far this preseason. Nope Houston has a long way to go to catch Boston.

JordansBulls
10-15-2008, 06:57 PM
Boston has the best defense and team until someone proves them wrong.

BadBoy
10-15-2008, 06:57 PM
No. Yao's D is terible. If 6"10 guys can do it on a Guy 7"4, Then His D Sucks.

legendkillerv2
10-15-2008, 07:03 PM
Boston all the way, there a proven defensive team. Houston gets beat by offensive minded teams every year.

RapsGuy23
10-15-2008, 09:47 PM
Boston is probably the best defensive team in the league.

Houston has good individual defenders but it remains to be seen how they can work with Artest and as a healthy unit. The Rockets also have some average defenders in Skip and Tmac so who are both starter so there certainly are some questions...

Utah is a solid defensive team as are the Pistons.

lakers4sho
10-15-2008, 09:57 PM
Lakers are the best defensive team in the league, no doubt.






















/joke

dre1990
10-15-2008, 10:00 PM
Boston, SAN antonio, and detroit do. houstons in top ten though

SAVAGE CLAW
10-15-2008, 10:01 PM
No

Spurs , Celtics have both of them a best deffensive starting line up

Catfish1314
10-15-2008, 10:06 PM
Maybe on paper. They do have the best collection of defensive oriented personnel. But until proven otherwise, the Celtics have the best defense. It was just as much, perhaps even more so, that defense that won them the championship as it was the Big 3.

bogdanrom
10-15-2008, 10:06 PM
I wouldn't say that they are the best team but their are definitely up there along with Boston and Spurs. Boston have a really good team defense, Spurs have good defenders and team defense. Houston could be the best defensive team but right now for me it's the defending champions.

LAKERS 24/7
10-15-2008, 10:07 PM
1. Celtics
2. Houston
3. San Antonio
4. Detriot

jaydagreat
10-15-2008, 10:09 PM
dont get me wrong , they r a good defensive team but not the best. like charles barkley said on t.v. ur not gonna score alot of points against them cause everytime they walk the ball up the court.

bostncelts34
10-15-2008, 10:14 PM
Boston has the best defense and team until someone proves them wrong.



agreed. Bostons defense is number 1.

hen i think Detroit and houston are pretty is a tough call for 2nd IMO

cmellofan15
10-15-2008, 10:14 PM
Never expected this from a Rockets fan....:rolleyes:

Anyway Celtics until they don't win a Championship

kobe24>jordan23
10-15-2008, 10:17 PM
this years predictions

1.lakers

2.boston

3.houston

4.san antonio

5.portland

$KnicksAndKobe$
10-15-2008, 10:21 PM
Bostons big 3 are older
Posey, there best defender, is gone.

Rockets have a sick defensive roster with a good offensive experienced coach.
Rockets are definitely the best defensive team in the league.

Alston/Francis
T-mac/Barry
Artest/Battier
Scola/Landry
Yao/Dorsey/Deke

SICKK

MTar786
10-15-2008, 10:23 PM
1.houston
2.boston
3.san antonio
4.detroit
5.LA lakers (i really think so now that bynum is back. oh n this is if ariza starts)

lakers lineup if all goes to how i see things.

fisher (really good defender)
kobe (great defender)
ariza ( really good defender can steal and block)
gasol (better defender now that he's pf)
bynum (good defender BUT will become a great defender this year)

backup
vujacic (the machine can defend)
farmer (pretty good defense)
radman (sucks)
odom (average)
walton (a lil below average)
mihm (ok)

goku
10-15-2008, 10:44 PM
last year

boston
houston
san antonio
detroit

this year

houston
boston
san antonio
lakers (maybe)

NFLNBA
10-15-2008, 10:51 PM
i actually think the Rockets will have the better D
I'll take Artest, Yao, T-Mac, Battier, Alston over
Garnett, Allen, Pierce, Rondo, Perkins

Allen is garbage and garnett and Pierce are what 32 and i think without Posey and with a healthy Bynum the Celtics wouldnr even be the Champs, they lost Posey and he was HUGE for there team Defense

I watched the Finals and a couple games the Lakers were up 20+ but lost leads because of no inside banger like Bynum and Posey was inserted into the Line-up and those leads went away. It looked real easy for the Lakers when Posey was on the Bench.

And also it used to be a toss up who i hated more between the Lakers and Celtics but after watching that crap Peirce pulled in the Finals was just sad. Funny when the NBA has to make a rule after you for over acting LOL

pete_one
10-15-2008, 10:57 PM
denver nuggets

goku
10-15-2008, 10:59 PM
denver nuggets

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stevefrancis
10-15-2008, 11:51 PM
how are the lakers a good defensive team were they even in the top five or even ten? and wasn't houston second in defense last year behind boston so boston losing posey and houston getting artest changes something but come on leon powe can't play d and eddie house can't play anything. come on anybody can put dj mbenga and vuajic on lock.

thedfactor
10-15-2008, 11:57 PM
They always are in the top 5 for points against so I can't really argue, but I don't think they are the best in the league.

rhino17
10-16-2008, 12:53 AM
Houston was a top 3 defensive team the last few seasons, so at worst they are #2 with the addition of Artest

Chronz
10-16-2008, 03:09 AM
easily if they arent its because Hayes gets injured

DreamShaker
10-16-2008, 03:21 AM
No. Yao's D is terible. If 6"10 guys can do it on a Guy 7"4, Then His D Sucks.

Yao is by no means a terrible defender....he's not outstanding....but he's a good post defender and can block some shots....even though he's slow....

DreamShaker
10-16-2008, 03:23 AM
this years predictions

1.lakers

2.boston

3.houston

4.san antonio

5.portland

Are you kidding??

LAKERS 24/7
10-16-2008, 03:41 AM
Bostons big 3 are older
Posey, there best defender, is gone.


Im inclined to say that their best defender is the DPOY. But thats just me.


i actually think the Rockets will have the better D
I'll take Artest, Yao, T-Mac, Battier, Alston over
Garnett, Allen, Pierce, Rondo, Perkins

Allen is garbage and garnett and Pierce are what 32 and i think without Posey and with a healthy Bynum the Celtics wouldnr even be the Champs, they lost Posey and he was HUGE for there team Defense

I watched the Finals and a couple games the Lakers were up 20+ but lost leads because of no inside banger like Bynum and Posey was inserted into the Line-up and those leads went away. It looked real easy for the Lakers when Posey was on the Bench.

And also it used to be a toss up who i hated more between the Lakers and Celtics but after watching that crap Peirce pulled in the Finals was just sad. Funny when the NBA has to make a rule after you for over acting LOL

Really? I didn't hear about that. What was the rule out of curiosity?

Verbal Christ
10-16-2008, 08:21 AM
So The Rockets had the 2nd best overall defense last year, #1 in opponents FG%, they add an elite defender in Ron Artest, who by the way will start, and they dont make some of your top 10??? Crazy. Rafer Alston,Artest,Scola,Battier,Dorsey,Hayes are all defense first guys. Some of you guys are loco in the cabeza.

JordansBulls
10-16-2008, 11:21 AM
this years predictions

1.lakers

2.boston

3.houston

4.san antonio

5.portland


Let's not be too bias now.

Kabowdos
10-16-2008, 11:24 AM
This is the easiest question....NO BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T SEEN THEM PLAY YET.

prash
10-16-2008, 03:56 PM
I think the only two teams that could be better than Houston defensively are Boston and San Antonio.

Tmac,lt,berkman
10-16-2008, 04:08 PM
1.houston
2.boston
3.san antonio
4.detroit
5.LA lakers (i really think so now that bynum is back. oh n this is if ariza starts)

lakers lineup if all goes to how i see things.

fisher (really good defender)
kobe (great defender)
ariza ( really good defender can steal and block)
gasol (better defender now that he's pf)
bynum (good defender BUT will become a great defender this year)

backup
vujacic (the machine can defend)
farmer (pretty good defense)
radman (sucks)
odom (average)
walton (a lil below average)
mihm (ok)
I have to agree with you but i will go with the raptors defense being 5th.

JOSETHEALLSTAR
10-16-2008, 04:42 PM
Celtics and the rockets