Chicago Bulls Center Joakim Noah has won the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award after helping to guide the bulls to the league-low of 99.8 points conceded per game this season.
Noah received 555 of a possible 1,125 points including 100 first-place votes from various sports writers across the USA and Canada.
Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote received.
Noah has had a great season with the Bulls playing in 80 of their 82 matches and is ranked sixth in the NBA for rebounding and 12th overall in blocks.
Indiana Pacers Roy Hibbert came in second place in the vote while the LA Clippers DeAndre Jordan came third.
Noah becomes the first Chicago Bulls player to take the award since Michael Jordan picked up the honour following the 1987-88 season.
The Bulls went 48-34 this season and Noah's contributions were recognised on Monday night.
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