Year-by-year NBA All-Defensive Teams: 2019-20. Chamberlain’s defense helped him reach the top-20 in defensive win shares in each of the 13 seasons he played more than 70 games. The NBA All-Defensive Team is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA) honor given since the 1968–69 NBA season to the best defensive players during the regular season. Because Russell played between the late 1950s and late 1960s, he only made an All-Defensive team once – he was part of the first 1st team All-Defensive in 1968-69. He earned 11.3 defensive win shares this year, a mark higher than any other player in NBA history has produced in a single season. That Pistons-Nets series in particular. He made 11 All-Defensive teams – five times on the 1st team and six times on the 2nd team – and led the league in blocks four times. That said, a familiar name that wasn’t in the power forwards list is on this one, finally putting that discussion to bed. 1985-86 Celtics not a whole lot of great individual defensive players but they played great team defense with dennis johnson danny ainge (probably the weakest on the team defensively in a starting role) Larry Bird Kevin Mchale and Robert Parish best front court in history. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Hard stuff to watch. Player of the Year winners Alvin Robertson (1986), Dikembe Mutombo (1995), Tyson Chandler (2012), Marc Gasol (2013) were instead named to the second team..  The players each receive two points for each first team vote and one point for each second team vote. 03'-04' Detroit Pistons - 2004 NBA Champions. Atleast it's not a How-many-blowouts-until-Finals playoffs competition by the two YouKnowWhos. I think it had more to do with the old ISO driven offenses, to be honest. Big Ben, Rasheed, Prince, RIP Hamilton and Mr.Big Shot Billups. First Team. The last entry in the series, this list looks at the best defensive centers in NBA history. Alas, here are the top-five best defensive centers in NBA history. And when the Chicago Bulls couldn’t get any scarier, they decided to pursue Dennis Rodman, perhaps the best defensive power forward in the history of basketball, and a guy that was willing to put his body on the line to get every single board despite being up 20 points late in the 4th. “The Big Fundamental” never relied on athleticism – rather he used his immense basketball IQ to get to his spots, both on offense and defense. > NBA History: Awards. As a matter of fact, he actually achieved the Defensive Player of the Year distinction despite playing point guard and averaging over 16 points and 6 dimes per game, averaging almost 2 steals per game on his way to 9 All-Defensive squads. Reaching his prime in Michigan after being just an average player, Wallace made 6 All-Defensive team squad, and he won the Defensive Player of the Year award on 4 different occasions, tied most in NBA history, averaging a couple of blocks and over 1.3 steals per game through his career. They are my pick for Best Defensive Team in NBA History. In the regular season they averaged 87 possessions per game, which is absurd. 50 Greatest Players in NBA History; Top 10 Coaches in NBA History; NBA 35th Anniversary All-Time Team; NBA Silver Anniversary Team; SLAM 500 Greatest NBA Players of All Time; Bill Simmons Hall of Fame Pyramid; ABA All-Time Team; NBA & ABA All-Star Game. Of course, the best player in the history of basketball can’t miss our list, one of the things that made Michael Jordan more impressive was the fact that he could have the same impact on both ends of the floor on any given night. Voting is conducted by a panel of 123 writers and broadcasters. PPG, depsite playing at a faster pace (admittedly, Detroit did this without Sheed). His 94.4 DWS is fourth in NBA history. Walt Frazier, Dennis Rodman and Chris Paul made the All-Defensive first team seven times. 56pts in a single fuckin game lord have mercy! That said, the Pistons were in fact a tremendous defensive team, on par with many of the great teams throughout history.