A new statistical analysis published by 82games.com ranks the league's players by a new defensive standard, one based on plus/minus and personal efficiency ratings rather than blocks, steals and rebounds. In the analysis, Jason Collins comes out the team's top defender, followed surprisingly by Nenad Krstic, then All-NBA Defender Jason Kidd. The worst? Marcus Williams, Eddie House and another surprise, Cliff Robinson. Tim Duncan is ranked first league wide, Indiana's Shawne Williams last.
- Defensive Composite Score, Version 2 - Jon Nichols - 82games.com