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Top 10 Contenders for Defensive Player Of The Year

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8. Timofey Mozgov

Mozgov probably has the least flashy numbers of this group, but if you’ve watched the Cavs play, his presence and effect on the game is undeniable. With Mozzy on the floor in 27 games for the Cavaliers, Cleveland has outscored its opponents by 8.4 points per game. In those games, he has also allowed his opponents to shoot just 45.7% at the rim and 48.7% overall from the field.

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