games, while combining Tim Duncan's length and frame with a guard's ability to
move his feet. Garnett has become a bit more showy about things after getting
traded to the Boston Celtics, but his time spent toiling for those awful
Minnesota teams prior to that — and his years spent dominating on some
solid-to-great Timberwolves teams prior to that — were the work of a defensive
genius. He just guarded everyone, every play, every feint, every drive,
everything. And then he'd get the rebound. Pity that nobody seemed to be paying
Tough to argue with this analysis of Garnett. Read the Shane Battier write-up to understand what Dwyer means by "perfect games."
Some of the names (Kirk Hinrich, Eric Snow) and rankings (Battier at #2) are debatable. The inclusion of Dikembe Mutombo seems more like a lifetime achievement award considering his best defensive years came in the previous decade. I like Dwight Howard in his place.
One notable omission – Tayshaun Prince.
In other news, the league has suspended the Nuggets' J.R. Smith and the Suns' Jason Richardson for recent driving offenses.