Updated Favorites for NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award

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Updated Favorites for NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award
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More times than not, NBA viewers will base the quality of a player off of his offensive production. Although this is a way to gauge one's impact, the defensive end of the floor has always been the area where grit outshines stardom.

So who are the favorites for this year's NBA Defensive Player of the Year award?

Most of these players are limited offensively. Some are so well-rounded that they may be at the top of your list based off star power alone.

Regardless of why you support the following players, they all deserve recognition. So who is the most deserving in 2012-13?

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