New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler has won the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.
The Knicks plan to make the announcement official Thursday at their practice facility. Chandler will receive the award Thursday night prior to Game 3 between the Knicks and Miami Heat.
Congratulations to Tyson for a great season with the Knicks. He almost single handedly (along with Iman Shumpert) changed the culture of a terrible defensive team overnight.
NY needs to find a quality backup to Tyson in the offseason as the dropoff in defense when he isn’t in the lineup is dramatic.
I detailed the case for Chandler a few weeks ago here
Thank you from all Knicks fans Tyson! Go win on Thursday! Beat the heat!