According to Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears, Tyson Chandler will be named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year tomorrow.
Chandler will be the first Knick player to ever win the award. He will be the first Knick player to win an individual NBA award since John Starks won the Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1996-97. The Knicks have only won six individual NBA awards (the aforementioned Starks plus Willis Reed won Rookie of the Year and MVP, Patrick Ewing and Mark Jackson both won Rookie of the Year and Anthony Mason also won Sixth Man of the Year).
Congrats to Tyson Chandler! A well deserved honor.