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    Default Aside from star players, who are the best defenders at the 1?

    Just curious to see the names that will come up to answer this question.

    You can't say Rajon Rondo or Derrick Rose, it's got to be guys who are not star players on other teams.

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    With the current handchecking rules and way things are called out on the perimeter......nobody really. Look at a lot of these matchups when two top tier PGs go head to head; they have a hard time stopping eachother.

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    Isn't Raymond Felton supposedly the best man-to-man point guard defender in the league according to cordobes? Jrue Holiday is supposedly a great defender, but I don't really see it.

    George Hill comes to mind as well as Toney Douglas. They have the defense, but they aren't good point guards.

    Point guard defense is overrated anyways; Point guards get past opposing point guards with ease because they are so dang quick. They just get where they need to go. However, Darren Collison's defense is unacceptable. Price and Lance can't stay in front of their guys that easily, but at least they don't "Saloon door" the other point guards.

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    Default Re: Aside from star players, who are the best defenders at the 1?

    Think of it this way: I didn't ask who is a terrific defender of point guards, just who is the best out there? Well, not just THE best, but anyone and everyone you might consider ONE OF the best, even if you assume no one is a 'stopper' anymore.

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    Default Re: Aside from star players, who are the best defenders at the 1?

    Jrue Holiday is a really solid defender. If he isn't one of the best at the position, he will be very soon. Raymond Felton. Westbrook is too, but he is a star. Those are the ones that initially popped into my head.

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    Default Re: Aside from star players, who are the best defenders at the 1?

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    Isn't Raymond Felton supposedly the best man-to-man point guard defender in the league according to cordobes? Jrue Holiday is supposedly a great defender, but I don't really see it.

    George Hill comes to mind as well as Toney Douglas. They have the defense, but they aren't good point guards.

    Point guard defense is overrated anyways; Point guards get past opposing point guards with ease because they are so dang quick. They just get where they need to go. However, Darren Collison's defense is unacceptable. Price and Lance can't stay in front of their guys that easily, but at least they don't "Saloon door" the other point guards.
    I drastically disagree, its the most important position to defend IMO. Darren getting beat is much more of a bigger factor than any other player getting beat. Every PG does get by his opponent, but you need to limit it as much as possible.

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    Default Re: Aside from star players, who are the best defenders at the 1?

    Jarret Jack
    Jrue Holiday
    Kirk Hinrich
    Derek Fisher
    Raymond Felton
    Jordan Farmar
    Kyle Lowry
    Andre miller
    Anthony Carter
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    Kyle Lowry
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    Default Re: Aside from star players, who are the best defenders at the 1?

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    Jarret Jack
    Jrue Holiday
    Kirk Hinrich
    Derek Fisher
    Raymond Felton
    Jordan Farmar
    Kyle Lowry
    Andre miller
    Anthony Carter

    U serious?

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    U serious?
    Maybe not this year because he is old, but he has been one of the best defensive point guards in the league for a long time.

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    Default Re: Aside from star players, who are the best defenders at the 1?

    I would ad Earl Watson to that list

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    Hinrich for sure
    is Billups considered a star still? He's very good too right?

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    Kyle Lowry was a top PG choice along with DC over the offseason and after last night, I still wouldn't mind him.

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    U serious?
    No point guard draws charges like Fisher. Great acting is part of it. He actually has really good fundamentals. Just can't handle the really quick ones, Brooks, Parker, Westbrook, etc. But no one really can. Fisher is good when you really need stops down the stretch, though not for 30+ min a game.
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    Kirk Hinrich
    Jrue Holiday
    Anthony Carter
    Russell Westbrook (guess he's a star now)
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    Default Re: Aside from star players, who are the best defenders at the 1?

    I don't think Raymond felton is a good defender at all

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    Hinrich for sure
    is Billups considered a star still? He's very good too right?
    He is in my book. Ill tell you this, if we had him as our point man Id be much more confident in our teams ability to execute on a nightly basis.

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    Kirk Hinrich, and he's a expiring after this season.

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    Kirk Hinrich, and he's a expiring after this season.
    next season

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    Default Re: Aside from star players, who are the best defenders at the 1?

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    Kirk Hinrich, and he's a expiring after this season.
    Hinrich is one of my favorite players and an excellent defender.

    His current carries through the 2011/2012 season at 8M, so he has 1 additional year to go.

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    Default Re: Aside from star players, who are the best defenders at the 1?

    I've never understood the love for Kirk Hinrich. To each his own I suppose.

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    T.J. Ford........JK

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    Jeremy Lin
    26 steals and 9 blocks in just 23 games
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    Hinrich is easily the best non star. Calderon is a good defender, just not fast, John Wall (is he a star) and Jarrett Jack as well
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    Calderon is one of the worst defenders I've ever seen. He's remarkably bad.

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