Despite having the league's fifth-best defensive efficiency, the Washington Wizards barely registered a blip on the Defensive Player of the Year voting totals. Trevor Ariza was Washington's lone representative, receiving one second-place vote. Here are the full totals.
|Player||First-place votes||Second-place votes||Third-place votes||TOTAL POINTS|
If I had to pick a representative from the Wizards to make the ballot, I would have chosen Emeka Okafor or Nene. Ultimately, though, the lack of obvious candidates despite the Wizards' defensive success is a testament to the schemes of Randy Wittman.
My hypothetical ballot (I don't have a vote) was Gasol first, Noah second and George third.