Which NBA team is most dangerous on the defensive?

Bleacher report on the NBA’s most dangerous defensive players and teams.

The rankings are based on statistics that take into account: a team’s defensive rating; how often the team attempts a shot, passes or shoots at a player; and whether the team is in transition, in a zone, in the post, or on the bench.

The teams below are ranked by defensive rating.

The teams are listed alphabetically, and the players’ name is italicized.

The top five are ranked first.

1.

Cleveland Cavaliers (30th) – 2.

Milwaukee Bucks (32nd) – 3.

Dallas Mavericks (33rd) – 4.

San Antonio Spurs (34th) *5.

Philadelphia 76ers (35th) The Cavaliers are averaging 106.3 points per 100 possessions.

They are ranked fifth in defensive rating (110.8).

The Bucks are third (104.4), but they are still on the outside of the playoff picture, as the 76ers are in ninth place.

Here are the other players who are making the Top 25 list, according to the data used:1.

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder (1st) – 11.

Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers (5th) 2.

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat (4th)  3.

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers  (5, 3, 2) 4.

Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves (5) 5.

Kevin Love, Indiana Pacers (9, 5, 6) 6.

Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky Wildcats (11) 7.

DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings (5). 

8.

Anthony Bennett, Washington Wizards (4) 9.

Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets (6) 10.

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (11, 3) 11.

Andrew Harrison, Detroit Pistons (4, 7, 6, 9) 12.

Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls (11-2, 7-1) 13.

J.J. Redick, Brooklyn Nets (10, 9, 5) 14.

Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics (8, 10) 15.

Jusuf Nurkic, Philadelphia 76er (6, 7) 16.

DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors (12) 17.

Derrick Favors, Miami Raptors (11; 12) 18.

Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Clippers (8) 19.

Bradley Beal, Washington Trail Blazers  (11 and 12) 20.

Kevin Martin, Denver Nuggets (9) 21.

Damian Jones, Phoenix Suns (12 and 13) 22.

Kawann Short, Golden State Warriors (9; 12 and 13), 23.

DeAndre Jordan, Dallas Mavericks  (10) 24.

Jameer Nelson, New Orleans Pelicans  (12; 12), 25.

Brandon Knight, Utah Jazz (11.5) For more of Bleacher’s NBA coverage, visit BleacherReport.com/nba.