PRINT SCHEDULES FOOTBALL | BASKETBALL | HOCKEY
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Mon Dec 22 10:36:52 EST 2014
TOP NEWS
HOWARD DID NOT WIN THE DPOY AWARD
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 02:30 AM EDT

Dwight Howard had a big smile on his face a day after making his debut for the Los Angeles Lakers, but he feels the sting of how things finished in Orlando when he thinks of his trophy shelf.

Howard was recognized as the best defender in the league as well as the best interior defender when NBA.com announced the result of its annual survey of the league’s 30 general executives, but Howard still wants to find out why he isn’t the reigning Defensive Player of the Year. Betting lines

“I thought I should have won it last year, to be honest with you,” Howard told reporters. “I was a little bit upset about that.”

Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks was named the league’s DPOY last season, ending Howard’s 3-year run as the award winner. Chandler earned 45 first place votes and 311 total items to take home the trophy.

Thunder’ Serge Ibaka was 2nd with 41 first place votes and 294 points. Howard received just 18 first place votes and 186 points.

“I felt like I did my job to win it. I also feel like I didn’t because to the whole situation,” Howard said, referring to the uncertainty surrounding his future with the Magic and the distraction it became. “That played an element in it.”

The award was voted on by a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters all though the United States and Canada.

Howard averaged more rebounds (14.5 to 9.9) and blocks (2.2 to 1.4) per game than Chandler, but played in just 54 games due to his back injury. Chandler, who played in 62 games, was credited for turning around the Knicks’ team defense, helping N.Y rank among the league’s best in opponent turnovers per game (17.0, 2nd in the NBA), competitor field goal % (44.2 percent, 10th), and opponent scoring (94.7 points per game, 11th).

Howard, who announced his “whole body” was sore after filling up the box score with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks in 33 minutes in his 1st game as a Laker on Sunday, wants to win the award in L.A this season. Michael Cooper is the only Laker to be named Defensive Player of the Year, following the 1986-87 season.

“That’s the goal, that’s always the goal,” Howard said.

Defensive-minded Lakers coach Mike Brown described what makes Howard so effective on defense.

“First of all, his intelligence,” Brown said. “Second of all, his willingness to defend, and then you combine those 2 things with his size, his strength, his athleticism, his flexibility, agility, his power, explosiveness … I mean, all those things that you nor I have. All those things joined with the intelligence and the will and the need to be a great defender at that size makes him that. I mean, you think about Bill Russell — somebody that can dominate the game or change the game on that end of the floor. He can set the set the table defensively for your team like (Steve) Nash can do it offensively for your team.”

Howard stated that he is looking forward his defensive ingredients to the new group of players assembled in Los Angeles


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
FOOTBALL: 8/3/2014 - 11/3/2014
11/4/2014 - 2/1/2015
BASKETBALL 12/16/2014 - 1/12/2015
11/13/2014 - 12/15/2014
HOCKEY 12/15/2014 - 1/12/2015
11/13/2014 - 12/15/2014
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Denver Broncos
2
Cincinnati Bengals
3
Memphis
4
Denver Broncos
5
Memphis
12/22/2014
Italy - SupercoppaJUVENTUS vs. NAPOLI09:00 AM PST
Turkey - Süper LigCAYKUR RIZESPOR vs. GAZIANTEPSPOR09:00 AM PST
Greece - Super LeaguePANATHINAIKOS vs. AOK KERKYRA09:30 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueB JERUSALEM vs. H BEER SHEVA10:55 AM PST
College FootballBYU vs Memphis11:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaSP BRAGA vs. P FERREIRA11:00 AM PST
Germany - 2nd BundesligaRB LEIPZIG vs. TSV 1860 MÃœNCHEN11:15 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueSTOKE vs. CHELSEA12:00 PM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaRIO AVE vs. BELENENSES1:00 PM PST
NBANuggets vs Hornets4:05 PM PST
NBAJazz vs Grizzlies5:05 PM PST
NBARaptors vs Bulls5:05 PM PST
NBATrail Blazers vs Rockets5:05 PM PST
NFLBroncos vs Bengals5:30 PM PST
NBAHawks vs Mavericks5:35 PM PST
NBAClippers vs Spurs5:35 PM PST
NBAKings vs Warriors7:35 PM PST
12/23/2014
College FootballNorthern Illinois vs Marshall3:00 PM PST
College FootballNavy vs San Diego State6:30 PM PST
12/24/2014
College FootballCentral Michigan vs Western Kentucky09:00 AM PST
College FootballFresno State vs Rice5:00 PM PST
12/26/2014
College FootballIllinois vs Louisiana Tech10:00 AM PST
College FootballRutgers vs North Carolina1:30 PM PST
College FootballNC State vs Central Florida5:00 PM PST
12/27/2014
College FootballVirginia Tech vs Cincinnati10:00 AM PST
College FootballDuke vs Arizona State11:00 AM PST
College FootballMiami Florida vs South Carolina12:30 PM PST
College FootballPenn State vs Boston College1:30 PM PST
College FootballNebraska vs USC5:00 PM PST
12/29/2014
College FootballWest Virginia vs Texas A&M11:00 AM PST
College FootballClemson vs Oklahoma2:30 PM PST
College FootballTexas vs Arkansas6:00 PM PST
12/30/2014
College FootballNotre Dame vs LSU12:00 PM PST
College FootballLouisville vs Georgia3:30 PM PST
College FootballMaryland vs Stanford7:00 PM PST
12/31/2014
College FootballMississippi vs TCU09:30 AM PST
College FootballBoise State vs Arizona1:00 PM PST
College FootballGeorgia Tech vs Mississippi State5:00 PM PST
01/01/2015
College FootballWisconsin vs Auburn09:00 AM PST
College FootballMichigan State vs Baylor09:30 AM PST
College FootballMinnesota vs Missouri10:00 AM PST
College FootballFlorida State vs Oregon2:00 PM PST
College FootballOhio State vs Alabama5:30 PM PST
01/02/2015
College FootballPittsburgh vs Houston09:00 AM PST
College FootballIowa vs Tennessee12:20 PM PST
College FootballUCLA vs Kansas State3:45 PM PST
College FootballOklahoma State vs Washington7:15 PM PST
01/03/2015
College FootballEast Carolina vs Florida09:00 AM PST
01/04/2015
College FootballToledo vs Arkansas State6:00 PM PST

x