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Defensive Player of the Year

  1. Dwight Howard named Defensive Player of Year. Again.

    Apr 18, 2011, 1:33 PM EST

    Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard, right, blocks a shot by Atlanta Hawks' Etan Thomas (36) during the first half of Game 1 of a first-round NBA playoff basketball series in Orlando, Fla

    UPDATE 1:33 pm: It’s official, Dwight Howard has a three-peat as the NBA Defensive Player of the Year. “I want to thank my teammates for allowing their men to get to the basket again, forcing me to block shots and pick up fouls, and sometimes technical fouls,” Howard joked at the press conference. Or half…

  2. Winderman: The dirty little secret of NBA awards voting

    Apr 30, 2010, 5:58 PM EST

    Having read Rob Mahoney’s post in this space earlier, and having caught up on Howard Beck’s screed on the New York Times’ “Off the Dribble” blog, it is time to weigh in on the NBA’s dirty little secret, and why so many seemingly out-of-bounds ballots are cast in the polling for the league’s postseason awards.…

  3. Stan Van Gundy doesn't understand how the media votes (neither to we)

    Apr 21, 2010, 3:57 PM EST

    When the Defensive Player of the Year voting was released yesterday, the NBA’s twitter pundits — of which we are a proud member — started picking apart the ballots. Like questioning the sanity of the person who voted for David Lee as the third best defensive player in the league, and wondering if that person…

  4. Dwight Howard to be named Defensive Player of the Year

    Apr 20, 2010, 2:30 PM EST

    UPDATE 2:30 pm: It’s official. And here are your top 5 vote getters: Dwight Howard Orlando 110 first, total 576 Josh Smith Atlanta 3 first, total 136 Gerald Wallace Charlotte 1 first, total 113 LeBron James Cleveland 4 first, total 61 Rajon Rondo Boston 1 first, total 55 12:39 pm: The only interesting part of…

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