- Apr 17, 2003
those guys are clearly good defensive 5s—that’s the point. Either (in their prime) would have changed game for Toronto.The 2016 Cavs lacked a high-quality defensive center. Tristan Thompson played the 5 for them in the playoffs. He was ok but hardly a dominating interior presence.
Unless you're counting Draymond Green as a center, the Warriors' Durant teams didn't have a good defensive 5. The 2015 team had Bogut but had to bench him in the Finals.