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JiffyMix88
04-26-2013, 10:08 AM
won the defensive player of the year award. So if they handed out a Defensive Player of the Year award to just a guard based on this years play who would have won it?

kdspurman
04-26-2013, 10:19 AM
Tony Allen....

True Sports Fan
04-26-2013, 10:25 AM
Easily Tony Allen followed by Paul George and Thabo

Gators123
04-26-2013, 10:32 AM
Allen.

ThaDubs
04-26-2013, 10:44 AM
Tony Allen.
Numbers wise, he's about where John Wall is. But his overall defensive ability is miles above any other guard in the NBA.

sunsfan88
04-26-2013, 02:19 PM
Tony Allen but Sefolosha is also in the running.

JiffyMix88
04-26-2013, 02:34 PM
Tony Allen.
Numbers wise, he's about where John Wall is. But his overall defensive ability is miles above any other guard in the NBA.

I love John Wall but I would suggest Conley over him at this point but with his athleticism he could very well get to that point

Shlumpledink
04-26-2013, 03:04 PM
Tony Allen is very deserving of the award this year. He's the best defender on the grizzlies.

Guppyfighter
04-26-2013, 03:07 PM
Avery Bradley will win a DPOY. Book it.

Lo Porto
04-26-2013, 03:19 PM
Should have gone to Lebron. He guards guards.

kingkenny01
04-26-2013, 03:23 PM
Should have gone to Lebron. He guards guards.

agreed

Chitownhero1992
04-26-2013, 03:25 PM
^No

Best guard defender in the league is Paul, very good instincts. But you also put Ronnie Brewer, Thabo, Tony Allen into that category

slaker619
04-26-2013, 03:39 PM
Tony Allen or Thabo

c.c.
04-26-2013, 03:47 PM
Patrick Beverly lol j/k. I'd say Chris Paul

mrblisterdundee
04-26-2013, 04:18 PM
Tony Allen has to be the first choice. Thabo Sefalosha, Chris Paul or Paul George would be second.

KnickaBocka.44
04-26-2013, 05:50 PM
^No

Best guard defender in the league is Paul, very good instincts. But you also put Ronnie Brewer, Thabo, Tony Allen into that category

Ronnie Brewer would not be included in that category anymore, he took a big step back this year. He was dealing with a knee injury but he seemed to be getting worse instead of better as time went on.

bklynny67
04-27-2013, 04:40 AM
Avery Bradley will win a DPOY. Book it.

lol

LakersIn5
04-27-2013, 06:15 AM
Avery Bradley will win a DPOY. Book it.

definitely! man is a beast. held the celtics to below 80 points in each of first 3 games.

Avenged
04-27-2013, 02:18 PM
Crazy that this award would still go to a Memphis players if only taking guards.

KnicksorBust
04-27-2013, 02:21 PM
Tony Allen is the "smart" answer but in my opinion players that are only on the court for about half the game should be disqualified from these types of awards.

Corey
04-27-2013, 02:22 PM
Avery Bradley.

Ebbs
04-27-2013, 02:38 PM
Should've been LBJ

BoSox47
04-27-2013, 02:39 PM
Avery Bradley will win a DPOY. Book it.

+1

D-Leethal
04-27-2013, 02:42 PM
Avery Bradley is a nice defender but he hasn't come close to stopping anyone he's been guarding on the Knicks. JR is straight picking on him in iso's and Felton is destroying him in the screen game.

Bigs just have such a more profound impact on team defense. Bigs are capable of cleaning up for bad defenders in other positions, essentially guarding multiple defenders and accounting for a much larger load defensively. The anchors are the quarterbacks of the defense. The deserve more credit than the small guys.

Blitzbolt
04-27-2013, 02:47 PM
The Grind father(Tony Allen) has shut down every single player this year KD score 35 and Wall score 37 but that was about it he owns everyone.

Look at his last game CP3 had a career low in the playoffs because we flip Conley with Allen.

Green_Monster
04-27-2013, 02:56 PM
lol

Care to explain what's funny?


definitely! man is a beast. held the celtics to below 80 points in each of first 3 games.

:cricket:


Avery Bradley is a nice defender but he hasn't come close to stopping anyone he's been guarding on the Knicks. JR is straight picking on him in iso's and Felton is destroying him in the screen game.
Bigs just have such a more profound impact on team defense. Bigs are capable of cleaning up for bad defenders in other positions, essentially guarding multiple defenders and accounting for a much larger load defensively. The anchors are the quarterbacks of the defense. The deserve more credit than the small guys.

Do you have Bradley and Smith/Felton's head to head matchup stats?

JEDean89
04-27-2013, 03:11 PM
Iggy?

RossTalksSports
04-27-2013, 03:17 PM
Seems like advanced stats and team stats were popular so I'd say it would come down to Tony Allen, Avery Bradley, or Mike Conley Jr. as the dark horse.