View Full Version : Who are the 5 Best/Worse Defensive Teams?

07-30-2009, 08:37 PM
Doing my personal annual forecast and I wanted some feedback on rating a teams defensive potential. How good your defense is has a direct effect on your win loss record, for example if you have the top ranked defense in the league thats half the game right there and even with the worst offense in the league just about guarantees you finish with atleast a .500 record, likewise the worst defensive team in the league is going to need the best offense to stay above .500. Its symmetry at its finest.

These were the top5 Last Year:

Bottom 3

Clips, Suns, Twolves, Nets/Knicks were all equally bad

What teams upgraded the most defensively this year and vice versa?

07-30-2009, 08:55 PM
Orlando and the Lakers both got better defensively.

Toronto and Detroit got worse (if possible).

Knicks should improve also- maybe they'll get out of the bottom 5.

07-30-2009, 09:19 PM
Celtics, Magic, Lakers, Spurs, Mavericks

07-30-2009, 09:22 PM
Bulls D is pretty weak

07-30-2009, 09:25 PM
The Raptors will give up 40 points in the first quarter every night..... and still manage to be decent.

07-30-2009, 09:26 PM
I'd like to think the Nets improved with the addtion of Lee, Alston, and Terrance Williams. All of whom are excellent defensive players, but defense is a team thing, so ya never know

07-30-2009, 09:28 PM
Spurs are at the top. Unfortunately, the Wizards are at the bottom. Who cares when your team is gonna average 120ppg though.

Bleeds Blue
07-30-2009, 09:31 PM
big 3 in the east and the top 2 in the west

07-30-2009, 09:57 PM
Chronz was on point with his list. Knicks won't by any means be in the top 5 defensive teams next year, but they MAY be able to squeak out of the bottom 5 with milicic, hill, douglas, and chandler. having DLee playing our center position last year definitely killed us with post defense and the perimeter players always attacked the paint at will.

07-30-2009, 10:09 PM
celts D got better with sheeeeeeeeed...no doubt

I think Raptors D will be worse.