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Top 10 Contenders for Defensive Player Of The Year

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5. Marc Gasol

Once again, Marc Gasol’s numbers aren’t anything to go nuts about, as he’s averaging eight rebounds, 0.8 steals, and 1.7 blocks per game this season. He continues, however, to be an absolute force on the defensive end. The former DPOY winner is allowing his opponents to shoot 48.6% at the rim this season, 49.8% from within 10 feet, and 35.8% from beyond 15 feet. Gasol’s quick thinking and versatility make up for his lack of athleticism among some of the most active centers, making him a solid pick for defensive player of the year.

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