Reggie Miller was one player one player on a team that had good defenders like Dale, Antonio and McKey. This team has 1 good starter that plays defense and that is Granger. I don't count JO since he doesnt't play. Everyone other starter is soft. You can hide one soft defender on a team like they did with Reggie. You can not hide and entire line up. Besides, what Reggie lacked in defense he more than made up for with being clutch. Every player on the current roster is a choke artist. Most of them are afraid to even take the big shot.So Dunleavy and Diener aren't the greatest defenders. That was the knock on Reggie Miller and still is on Tinsley, at least if he ever plays again. Maybe I just feel like giving Bird some credit for a change.
Diener was just antoher fill in player because Bird was too dumb to see the truth about the roster he assembled. Diener is a nice kid who tries hard but he is only a servicable back up on a real team. Why do you think he never played in Orlando?