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Old 12-29-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default Russell Westbrook should win DPOY

He's the only player in the league who can shut down Durant

but seriously, I think he could make 1st team all-defence, if he keeps making big defensive plays then he has a case

who are the front runners?

Asik, Chandler, Ibaka, Westbrook comes to mind from me, I know I'm missing some others
who else?
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: Russell Westbrook should win DPOY

We all know No D Bryant is going to get it in just based if popularity...

Sooo

Tony Allen
Kobe
LeBron
Ibaka
Duncan
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: Russell Westbrook should win DPOY

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We all know No D Bryant is going to get it in just based if popularity...

Sooo

Tony Allen
Kobe
LeBron
Ibaka
Duncan

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
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:15 PM   #4
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Default Re: Russell Westbrook should win DPOY

When I saw the thread title, I was thinking 'I'm pretty sure somebody had made this joke before...'
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:20 PM   #5
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Default Re: Russell Westbrook should win DPOY

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.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:05 PM   #6
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Default Re: Russell Westbrook should win DPOY

I think Ibaka deserves it the most so far.

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)
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:20 PM   #7
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Default Re: Russell Westbrook should win DPOY

Paul George, Josh Smith, Ak 47, Noah, Duncan,Bledsoe
have all been great so far
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:23 PM   #8
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Default Re: Russell Westbrook should win DPOY

give it to a wing already
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:24 PM   #9
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Default Re: Russell Westbrook should win DPOY

lol yeah, OP has a point. Russell Westbrook 8th best PG at most in the league.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:26 PM   #10
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Default Re: Russell Westbrook should win DPOY

Kobe was 2nd team last year and his defense is being brought up in the media more because of their record. He's not a lock at all
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:10 PM   #11
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Default Re: Russell Westbrook should win DPOY

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Originally Posted by Burgz V2
He's the only player in the league who can shut down Durant

but seriously, I think he could make 1st team all-defence, if he keeps making big defensive plays then he has a case

who are the front runners?

Asik, Chandler, Ibaka, Westbrook comes to mind from me, I know I'm missing some others
who else?

damn good chuckle there!!
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:24 PM   #12
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Default Re: Russell Westbrook should win DPOY

Westbrook has been pretty bad defensively this year

It SHOULD be

Chandler
Duncan
Garnett
Allen
Seflosha
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:49 PM   #13
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Default Re: Russell Westbrook should win DPOY

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.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:57 PM   #14
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Default Re: Russell Westbrook should win DPOY

Didn't Collison give him 32 the other day?

He does seem to get timely steals though
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