Ranking NBA's Best Defenders in 2018-19
#9 Kawhi Leonard
The winner of the DPOY Award twice already in his career, Leonard remains one of the most persistent defenders in the league. Opponents he defends rarely have any air space because of his intensity and determination on that side of the floor. Although surprisingly Toronto has a better defensive rating when Leonard is off the court, the Raptors are a far more intimidating defensive squad when he’s playing.