NBA: Top 5 Candidates for Defensive Player of the Year

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NBA: Top 5 Candidates for Defensive Player of the Year
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Sure, offense gets the glory, but defense is underrated in the NBA.

Some players give their best defensive effort every night to wreak havoc on opposing players.

Whether it's blocking the layup, contesting the jumper or great on-ball defense, these players mean everything to their teams on the defensive end.

Here are the five current candidates for Defensive Player of the Year.

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