Dwight Howard Wins Defensive Player of the Year
Old 04-21-2009, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dwight Howard Wins Defensive Player of the Year



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Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard is the NBA's defensive player of the year after becoming only the fifth player to lead the league in blocks and rebounds in the same season.

The announcement was made Tuesday.
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Dwight Howard is one of five players to lead the NBA in rebounds and blocks per game. He's in some very exclusive company:

Howard received 542 points, including 105 first-place votes from a panel of 119 writers and broadcasters. Cleveland's LeBron James was second with 148 points and Miami's Dwyane Wade finished third with 90 points.

The 23-year-old Howard is the youngest player to win the award. He led the Magic to 59 wins in the regular season, one shy of tying the best record in franchise history set in the 1995-96 season. Orlando trails the Philadelphia 76ers 1-0 in the first round of the playoffs.

Howard averaged 13.8 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game this season, his fifth in the league.
Source - Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard is NBA's Defensive Player of the Year - ESPN
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can't say I disagree. Well-deserved.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well deserved

Hedo got a 3rd place vote
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd rather see a non-star, blue collar guy win this thing. But I think all these things are pretty useless.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd rather see a non-star, blue collar guy win this thing. But I think all these things are pretty useless.
It's all about stats. If it weren't then Bruce Bowen would've won this like 5 seasons in a row.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Dwight did deserve it though. Orlando finished the season ranked #1 in defense. Ahead of Boston, Houston, etc... And other than Courtney Lee, it's not like their team is filled with defensive specialists
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Battier and Wade are always my picks.
oh well, Howard is just a dominant beast. Can't fight that.
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