When it comes to defense, almost nothing is more valuable than a disciplined perimeter player who can guard the greatest scorers in the league while staying out of foul trouble. The impact they can have on the game is immense, as they can disrupt plays, throwing the other team out of rhythm, and create multiple fastbreak opportunities with their ability to strip the ball and jump passing lanes.
As the game becomes more perimeter-centric, this sort of player will only become more valuable as the years go by, as a defender that can stop the likes of Curry and Durant from getting shots up from deep can completely change the course of a game, or even playoff series.
The thing is though, a player like the one I described above is extremely rare, they don't come around that often. So rare in fact, that a Reddit user going by Poomandu1 has discovered that only 10 players in the history of the NBA have ever accumulated more steals than fouls across the course of their playing days, which is a ridiculous stat to think about.
Take a look at the list of some of the most well-disciplined defenders in the history of the NBA.