Tyson Chandler Named Defensive Player of the Year

Via Yahoo Sports

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!