Forecast: Roy Hibbert for DPOY

Originally Published: January 22, 2014

Stephen CurryRocky Widner/Getty ImagesRoy Hibbert's presence on defense is unmatched this season, according to our ESPN Forecast panel.

Our Winter Forecast rolls on with a look at the NBA awards races.

Who will be named Defensive Player of the Year at the end of the season?

Our ESPN Forecast panel has Indiana's Roy Hibbert running away with the award, with more than four times as many voting points as his closest competition -- teammate Paul George. Hibbert currently anchors the NBA's best defense and is second in the league in blocks per game (2.6).

Here's our voting breakdown ...

ESPN Forecast: Who will win the Defensive Player Of The Year award?

Voters ranked their top three picks, with a 5-3-1 scoring system

Winter Forecast: Awards

Rookie of the Year | Defensive POY | Coach of the Year | Sixth Man | Most Improved | MVP

Winter Forecast: Teams

East standings | West standings | East champs | West champs | NBA champs


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