He defended Chris Paul and Blake Griffin in the same game -- and did it very well. That alone should give Marion the edge. Granted, he doesn’t put up the impressive shot-blocking numbers of Howard (or anywhere close), but should guys really be punished for getting it done on the perimeter? More accurately, Howard protects the rim. Marion, at the age of 33, protects the entire floor. Runners-up: Dwight Howard, C, Magic; Serge Ibaka, PF, Thunder. - Sam Amico
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