We all know No D Bryant is going to get it in just based if popularity...
its a panel of sportswriters and NBA related officials that vote. I don't know if it's considered popularity if he gets voted by those people
I agree with all except Duncan, I really think Asik is gonna get a lot of votes if Houston keeps winning like this. If not, I think Chandler gets it, Knicks D has improved SO MUCH in the last two years since he signed
Rondo , Wade and Kobe will probably get it though none of them are exactly trying.
Westbrook and Collison are the point guards I like the most on defense, I know people talk of Holiday as well but I don't really watch him play. With Bradley out they are both probably up there as the best pressure defenders in the league.
Westbrook guards sometimes even up to the 4 because of how much OKC loves to switch, so he gets props there.
Noah has also been a beast for Chicago defensively. I really think it will be a sham if he continues to do what he's doing and not make a all defensive team. (not saying he deserves DPOtY, just trying to give a Chicago guy some props)
Westbrook's defense is average at best. He's got all the tools but will never have the brain to use them. All his good plays are due to athleticism instinct and energy when its on.
However, he makes too many mistakes, no idea of defensive position, angle, movement, trap to bigs, limit lanes. Basically no thinking game at all. Also some time no effort to get back to D, arguing with ref, miscommunicate, watch ball instead of man. The Tony Parker Buzzer beater is the pinnacle of how bad he can be on defense.
Basically, his good will be cancel by his bad. He will never be a good defender. Defense imo need more IQ than Offense for guards.