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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2. Dan Majerle - 1.8

Central Michigan University doesn't produce high-level professional athletes every day. But when they do, they really do it to the highest degree. Antonio Brown and JJ Watt are Mount Pleasant's claim to fame on the football side, while Dan Majerle holds it down on the basketball side.

During his stint with the Miami Heat, Dan Majerle may not have been recognized for his defensive prowess with any All-Defensive team selections. However, his abilities as a defender were still evident in how he played the game. Majerle was a composed defender with impressive speed relative to his size and length. He had the knack of reaching for steals and quickly recovering to challenge a jump shot. Even though great players made difficult shots, he remained calm and continued to perform his duties. 

His ability to disrupt the opposing team's offensive flow and make them work harder for their points was a valuable asset to the Heat. Majerle was versatile enough to guard multiple positions in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but the King may be the most versatile defender of his era.