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Tyson Chandler does not deserve DPOY

Just a little caveat: I have always been for trading Josh Smith and never for once thought that his ill-advised jump shooting propensity was a product of the coaching "system." I always thought that Josh Smith is an immense talent that needs to get his own mind right so he can properly be the stat stuffing star he should be for this team.

With that said: how in the world does Tyson Chandler win Defensive Player of the Year over Josh?

With the key word "Defensive" in the Defensive Player of the Year, Josh has Tyson Chandler beat hands down. Using basketball-reference.com, I'm going to list the defensive categories that Josh and Tyson are in.

Total Defensive Rebounds:

Josh 5th, Tyson 16th

Total Rebounds:

Josh 10th, Tyson 12th

Total Steals:

Josh 18th, Tyson (not in top 20)

Total Blocks:

Josh 8th, Tyson 16th

Rebounds per game:

Josh 13th (9.6) , Tyson 9th (9.9)

Steals per game:

Josh 20th (1.4), Tyson (not in top 20)

Blocks per game:

Josh 9th (1.7), Tyson 19th (1.4)

Defensive rebound pct:

Josh 13th, Tyson (not in top 20)

Total rebound pct:

Josh (not in top 20), Tyson 18th

Block pct:

Josh 19th, Tyson (not in top 20)

Defensive rating:

Josh 5th, Tyson 15th

Defensive win shares:

Josh 1st, Tyson 11th

The only other non-defensive categories where Tyson clearly out performed Josh was in:

Win shares:

Josh (not in top 20), Tyson 5th (9.5)

Win shares per 48:

Josh (not in top 20), Tyson 8th (.220)

Offensive rating:

Josh (not in top 20), Tyson 1st (129.6)

Offensive win shares:

Josh (not in top 20), Tyson 8th (5.8)

Offensive rebound pct:

Josh (not in top 20), Tyson 19th (11.8)

True shooting pct:

Josh (not in top 20), Tyson 1st (.708)

Effective field goal pct:

Josh (not in top 20), Tyson 1st (.679)

Field goal pct:

Josh (not in top 20), Tyson 1st (.679)

I honestly don't know how Tyson leading in all of these offensive categories leads to a DPY honor but maybe some of you may help me out in this. I could say this is a conspiracy and the voters are market biased, but maybe I'm missing something. Like I said, I've always been a proponent of trading Josh because of his long history of negative plays on the court, but I don't understand how Josh was snubbed this time.

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