Top 10 Greatest Heat Defenders ranked by Defensive Box Plus/Minus (DPM)

These players recorded the highest Defensive Box Plus/Minus ratings in Miami Heat franchise history.
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7. Joel Anthony - 1.4

The undersized six-foot-nine center may be another eyebrow-raiser who made the list. Joel Anthony is a career role player who maximized his natural talent. 

The left-handed bruiser made games ugly. He was a brute force down low, using his strong forearm to keep post players at bay. He played in an era when post players were still relevant so teams had to counterattack that with bigs who were strong and agile enough to keep stops on these behemoths. 

Anthony played 370 games with the Heat. He was a part of the 2012 and 2013 championship rosters. His stats will never jump off the page, but his defensive contributions are to be celebrated.