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Forecast: Joakim Noah for DPOY

Originally Published: April 15, 2014

Earlier in the season, when the Pacers were dominating the league with their D, the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award was Roy Hibbert's to lose. Well, it appears Hibbert has lost his grip on the hardware.

According to our panel, Chicago's Joakim Noah has overtaken Hibbert as the best defender this season, and it's not even close.

The Bulls big man earned more than three times as many first-place votes as the Pacers' rim protector, who finished second in ...

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