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Predicting the 2014 NBA All-Defensive Team

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Predicting the 2014 NBA All-Defensive Team

Joakim Noah
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The All-Defensive Team recognizes the best overall defenders around the NBA. Here are the best defenders who make the All-Defensive Team in the 2013-14 season.

6. Second All-Defensive Team

Serge Ibaka
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6. Second All-Defensive Team

Serge Ibaka
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First, let's look at the members of the Second All-Defensive Team.

C Roy Hibbert - F Serge Ibaka - F Kawhi Leonard - G Andre Iguodala - G Patrick Beverley

5. G Chris Paul

Los Angeles Clippers
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5. G Chris Paul

Los Angeles Clippers
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Now the members of the All-Defensive Team.
Once again, Chris Paul was a dog on the defensive end of the floor. Paul led the NBA with 2.5 steals per game and continued to use his quickness to his advantage as one of the scrappiest players in the league.

4. G Jimmy Butler

Chicago Bulls
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4. G Jimmy Butler

Chicago Bulls
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Jimmy Butler may be one of the most underrated defender in the NBA right now, partly because Joakim Noah provides a nice safety net. Nonetheless, Butler always defends the best opposing player and can guard multiple positions. Butler was fourth in the league in steals with 1.9 per game.

3. F Paul George

Indiana Pacers
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3. F Paul George

Indiana Pacers
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Paul George is hands down the best defender on the Indiana Pacers, who were the best defensive team in the league. Roy Hibbert is vastly overrated as a defender, and George doesn't get enough credit for what he does on the defensive side of the floor. George can guard multiple positions with his length and speed, plus he takes on the opponents' best players.

2. F/C Anthony Davis

New Orleans Pelicans
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2. F/C Anthony Davis

New Orleans Pelicans
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Anthony Davis was an absolute beast this season. He averaged over 10 rebounds a game and led the league with 2.8 blocks per game. He is quickly becoming a true defensive anchor and can make a huge impact for his team on the defensive end. His length and athleticism make him a solid rim protector and individual defender.

1. C Joakim Noah

 Chicago Bulls
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1. Joakim Noah

Chicago Bulls
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Noah's incredible defense down the stretch of the season will earn him the Defensive Player of the Year Award. The always-entertaining center is the best defensive anchor in the game. He rebounds at a high level, protects the rim, can guard the perimeter, hustles and brings a rare intensity to the game similarly to Kevin Garnett. Noah headlines the All-Defensive Team for the 2013-14 season.