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#DPOY rankings

3/21/2012

To join the discussion and get your Defensive Player of the Year comments on ESPN.com, respond to the NBA DPOY Top 5 rankings using the Twitter hashtag #DPOY.

1. LEBRON JAMES, HEAT  @KingJames

2011-12 STATS

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2. DWIGHT HOWARD, MAGIC  @DwightHoward

2011-12 STATS

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3. ANDRE IGUODALA, SIXERS  

2011-12 STATS

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4. SERGE IBAKA, THUNDER  

2011-12 STATS

Photo credit: Mark L. Baer/US Presswire

5. TONY ALLEN, GRIZZLIES  

2011-12 STATS

Photo credit: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II


What is #DPOY?

#DPOY is the Twitter hashtag to use if you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along.

You can also follow along here: @NBAonESPN

Maurice Brooks is an NBA editor at ESPN.com. Follow Maurice on Twitter: @MoBrooksESPN.