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Tyson Chandler: 2012 Defensive Player of the Year

Posted By Warren Shaw On May 2 2012 @ 4:32 pm In NBA | No Comments

The NBA announced that Tyson Chandler has won the Defensive Player of the Year award edging out the Thunder’s Serge Ibaka.

Chandler was signed by the New York Knicks in December to bring defense to a team with plenty of offensive power but void of defensive principles.

Via NBA.COM [1] here is how the Knicks fared this season defensively:

 

The Knicks ranked among the top half of the league in several key defensive categories, including opponent turnovers per game (17.0, 2nd), opponent field goal percentage (.442, 10th), and opponent scoring (94.7 ppg, 11th). Opposing teams averaged 22.5 more points and shot .520 from the field when Chandler was not in the lineup. Opponents shot .438 with Chandler in the lineup. In addition, Chandler grabbed 22.1 percent of his team’s defensive rebounds when he was on the floor.

The voting listed below showed how varied people’ view of the award can be with Russell Westbrook garnishing a 3rd place vote.

2011-12 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Results

PLAYER TEAM 1st Place (5 Pts) 2nd Place (3 Pts) 3rd Place (1 pt) Total Points
Tyson Chandler New York 45 25 11 311
Serge Ibaka Oklahoma City 41 24 17 294
Dwight Howard Orlando 18 23 27 186
LeBron James Miami 7 19 20 112
Kevin Garnett Boston 2 9 7 44
Tony Allen Memphis 4 3 7 36
Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 1 7 7 33
Shawn Marion Dallas 2 2 1 17
Luol Deng Chicago 1 2 5 16
Josh Smith Atlanta 0 2 3 9
Joakim Noah Chicago 0 2 0 6
Marc Gasol Memphis 0 1 2 5
Chris Paul L.A. Clippers 0 1 2 5
Avery Bradley Boston 0 0 2 2
Mike Conley Memphis 0 0 2 2
Grant Hill Phoenix 0 0 2 2
Iman Shumpert New York 0 0 2 2
Greg Monroe Detroit 0 0 1 1
Dwyane Wade Miami 0 0 1 1
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City 0 0 1 1

Congratulations to Chandler for his accomplishment as he will now turn his attention towards digging the Knicks out of their 0-2 hole against Miami.

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