Thabo Sefolosha’s defensive play has made an impression on Kendrick Perkins

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, Published: March 25, 2011

Kendrick Perkins stood all alone as the last player remaining inside the Thunder’s locker room following Wednesday night’s win against Utah.

After answering a steady stream of questions by two lingering reporters, Perkins was free to go home. Free to rest his bones after battling Jazz bruiser Al Jefferson for the better part of 26 minutes. But, as he pushed in his black swivel-style chair, Perkins voluntarily offered up one last bit of insight just before calling it a night.

“Thabo is my new...

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DEFENSIVE CHECKLIST
According to Thunder players and coaches, here are the primary factors in becoming a good defender:

→Contesting every shot.

→Ability to deny your opponent the ball.

→Keeping your opponent away from his comfort area.

→Wingspan at least four inches longer than your height.

→Maintaining a physical presence.

→Constant effort and desire.

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