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The NBA’s No-Defense team

Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins earned a spot on the No-Defense squad.
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Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins earned a spot on the No-Defense squad.

The NBA’s All-Defense teams announced last week were supported by the numbers, the honorees generally ranking high in Defensive Rating - how many points per 100 possessions a team allows with a player on the floor.

The players who scored the worst Defensive Rating marks make up this year’s No-Defense team. Not surprisingly, they all play prominent roles on terrible teams.

Note: At least 30 minutes per game needed to qualify.

First team

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G Gerald Henderson (Charlotte) 109.4

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G Alonzo Gee (Cleveland) 109.1

F Tyreke Evans (Sacramento) 108.3

F Ryan Anderson (New Orleans) 110.1

C DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento) 109.5

Second team

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G Greivis Vasquez (New Orleans) 108.8

G Eric Gordon (New Orleans) 108.3

F Tristan Thompson (Cleveland) 107

F Al Jefferson (Utah) 107.6

C Anderson Varejao (Cleveland) 107.4