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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3. Alonzo Mourning - 1.8

With the tenacity he displayed, Alonzo Mourning could be confused for Mufassa. He belted lion roars and pounded on his chest, asserting his dominance. He made opponents feel his presence. At the rim, there were few like Mourning.

Over his first stint with the Heat, Mourning averaged three blocks a game over seven years. He was a monster who denied shot after shot. This era clogged the paint already, so Mourning didn't have to move all of the courts in a switch-heavy scheme like we see time and time again today. 

Offensive engines had to have eyes in the back of their heads, with Mourning roaming in his jungle. They'd pay if they weren't cautious. Mourning was impactful during his second Heat stint as well, which came after he was diagnosed with kidney disease. 

That didn't stop him, as Morning was a valuable backup behind Shaquille O'Neal during the 2006 championship run. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year deserved to get it done on the big stage.