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Trevor Ariza receives one second-place Defensive Player of the Year vote

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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
Marc Gasol 30 16 14 212
LeBron James 18 15 14 149
Serge Ibaka 14 15 7 122
Joakim Noah 13 10 12 107
Tony Allen 9 15 12 102
Tim Duncan 11 11 6 94
Larry Sanders 4 18 16 90
Paul George 8 2 11 57
Andre Iguodala 5 3 9 43
Roy Hibbert 3 5 6 36
Chris Paul 2 2 3 19
Avery Bradley 2 1 2 15
Tyson Chandler 0 3 2 11
Dwight Howard 1 0 4 6
Luol Deng 1 0 1 6
Dwyane Wade 0 1 1 4
Trevor Ariza 0 1 0 3
Jimmy Butler 0 1 0 3
Kenneth Faried 0 1 0 3
Russell Westbrook 0 1 0 3
Mike Conley 0 0 1 1

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.