I know that O's the Show, but D Wins the Games but defensive players... get paid less, get a lot less respect (from the fans), and a lot less notoriety. However, Batum slowed down the best players in the world. Lakers? Batum guards Kobe, we win going away. Denver, Batums guards Carmelo, we demolish them. Batum is one of the best defenders in the NBA TODAY, but he can't even make all-rookie 2nd team. How annoying. Obviously, if he was one of the best offensive players in the league, he would be all-rookie 1st team. I would say that there should be a rookie defensive player of the year, but they'd give it to an offensive player who at least played a little defense. Maybe there should be an all-rookie defensive team. Put defense in the light where it belongs - and I DON'T mean blocked shots!