Lakers’ Howard Disagrees with DPOY Winner
Dwight Howard was 14th in the voting for defensive player of the year, receiving one first-place vote and four third-place votes.
Howard seemed surprised, if not mildly irritated, to finish that far behind. Memphis center Marc Gasol won the award, which was announced Wednesday by the league.
“I didn’t vote, so I don’t know what to do about it. But it’s OK. I think everybody knows why I didn’t win or why I didn’t get any votes.”
Howard said he would have voted for Ibaka because of “the stuff he’s doing on the defensive end. I thought he was the clear-cut winner.”