Tyson Chandler wins Defensive Player of Year

Marc J. Spears
Yahoo Sports

New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler has won the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.

The Knicks plan to make the announcement official Thursday at their practice facility. Chandler will receive the award Thursday night prior to Game 3 between the Knicks and Miami Heat.

Chandler averaged 11.3 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in his first season with the Knicks. He ends Dwight Howard's streak of winning the award at three.

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