MY ALL TIME PISTONS DEFENSIVE TEAM
DENNIS RODMAN: He is the best defender of all time because he could guard four positions and was the game's best rebounder for a good chunk of his career. Rodman was strong, athletic and played every game as if it were his last. How many fast breaks were led by a Rodman rebound or block? Too many to count.
BEN WALLACE: You need help on defense? Ben is the best at providing it. He is a great leaper and plays the game similar to Rodman. He lacks pure offensive skills so he gets by with defense and rebounding. Wallace is one of the few guys in the league who can control a game on the defensive end.
JOE DUMARS: He earned his reputation by guarding Michael Jordan, considered the best player of all time. Dumars did not always shut him down, but he sure did make things difficult for MJ. Dumars used his strength and instinct to shut guys down. He reminded me of a defensive back sometimes in football.
BOB LANIER: He had knee problems for much of his career, but Lanier guarded some of the best centers of all time and made it difficult for them. He was not a leaper, but he was always where he needed to be.
TAYSHAUN PRINCE: He has not done it for very long, but Prince is a very good all around defender. His block of Reggie Miller in the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals is one of the greatest players in Pistons history and turned that series around to the Pistons favor.