View Full Version : Is David Lee a good defender??

05-08-2009, 03:07 AM
I honestly haven't got to see him play much, and when I did, he didn't stand out defensively. But I looked at the list of the All-Defense team for this year, and noticed he got some votes. So how would you rate D-Lee defensively??

05-08-2009, 04:19 AM
As a knicks fan let me say TERRIBLE. He plays NO help D, can't block a shot for his life either. He does play at the 5 when he should be a 4 so I guess he gets some leeway(:rimshot:) there. We were laughing about this in the knicks forum. One theory is that someone voted for him so that their players wouldn't be passed up by someone better on another team.

05-08-2009, 05:04 AM
there is no D in D.Lee

none whatsoever

Duncan = Donkey
05-08-2009, 05:35 AM

he actually got votes for DPOY....thats bad

05-08-2009, 05:57 AM
Great rebounder...subpar defender.

05-08-2009, 06:43 AM
Ah, the NBA voting makes for good laughs...

David LeeWright
05-08-2009, 07:18 AM
The effort is obviously there night in and night out. Look how he improved on his shot and all around offensive game last off season. I'm sure he'll work on his quickness and defense this off season. Never underestimate D-LEE. He's the heart and soul of New York basketball these days. The double-doubles cannot be ignored either. Grabbing bounds and loose balls are a huge part of team defense.

05-08-2009, 07:43 AM
he plays defense but not consistently... he plays defense in spurts

his rebounding is probably to only good part to his entire defensive game

05-08-2009, 02:51 PM

he actually got votes for DPOY....thats bad

Not DPOY, DPOY is voted on by the media, this mess up belongs to whoever the coaches let fill out their ballots cuz no way are coaches this dumb.

05-08-2009, 03:15 PM
helllllll no

05-08-2009, 11:27 PM
Knicks forum right lol? He seems like a hustle player, but I guess he doesn't play defense according to the Knicks fans.

05-08-2009, 11:30 PM
I love Lee, think hes a solid player

Absolutely sucks on defense though

05-09-2009, 12:40 AM
Avi Lee

No D in Avi Lee

End thread

05-09-2009, 12:45 AM
He's garbage

Derek Fisher got a 1st place vote, these season awards seem to be worth less every year

05-09-2009, 03:15 PM
From what I see when I watch the Knicks, he's not a very good defender but it's hard to judge him based on like 5 games I've seen him in.

05-09-2009, 03:32 PM
David Lee is a terrible defender at the 5 or the 4. He just gets out-muscled and on top of that, the dude refuses to jump/block shots on D but will gladly go get alley-oops on offense. For all the bashing they do to Eddy Curry, he at least puts opponents in foul trouble which to me is a part of good defense. Best defense is if their best player isn't on the court!

Now as for Lee getting votes... cocaine is a hell of a drug. That dude should NEVER EVER be voted for anything related to D.

05-09-2009, 03:46 PM
His defense is similar to the defense of Udonis Haslem a strong, huslte player that doesnt do anything exceptional well on defense. He grabs rebounds and is always in the right place at the right time. He isnt a good defender


05-09-2009, 07:59 PM
I disagree. Haslem fights for position alot more than Lee and is a very good rotational/team defender.

Lee's just on the floor hoping the other guy misses so he can get the board