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

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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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