Nuggets’ Camby Wins NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award

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  1. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    NEW YORK, April 27, 2007 – The NBA announced today that Marcus Camby of the Denver Nuggets has won the 2006-07 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.

    The 6-11 forward/center averaged a league-high 3.30 blocks to go along with 11.7 rpg (tied for fourth in the NBA), 11.2 ppg and a career-high 3.2 apg. Camby led the Nuggets in starts (70) and recorded a career-best 32 games with double figures in both points and rebounds. Camby also led all centers in steals (1.24 spg), while his assists were second among centers.
    Since entering the NBA in 1996, Camby has been one of the game’s best shot blockers. His career average of 2.56 blocks ranks fourth among all active players and has led the league in blocks on three occasions – 1997-98, 2005-06 and 2006-07. Camby joins George Johnson, Dikembe Mutombo, Hakeem Olajuwon and Theo Ratliff with three blocked shots titles, and is just one title behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Mark Eaton for the most all-time.
    Camby continues to work his way up the Nuggets’ all-time charts. He ranks second on the team’s all-time blocked shot list with 841 and is seven rebounds shy of passing Dan Schayes (3,086) for 10th on the Nuggets all-time rebounding list. Camby received 431 points, including 70 first-place votes, from a panel of 130 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. San Antonio’s Bruce Bowen finished second with 206 points and his teammate Tim Duncan finished third with 158 points. 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.

  2. zunami

    zunami Registered Member

    I'll be at the game to see him receive the award. He totally deserves it. Anybody who watches Denver games on a regular basis knows how much the Nuggets rely on his defense and how screwed they'd be without him.
  3. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    I agree he does deserve he's been a monster on the defensive side this year, rebouding and blocking shots are is specialty. I am glad that he has been able to stay healthy is the last few seasons, because he was always a good player but never could stay healthy, now he and he gets rewarded for all his hard work. Great job.
  4. andrew_bishop

    andrew_bishop #1 Spammer of FC

    No shock in my mind. He is the best pure defender in the league IMO and he does wonders on the court for the Nuggets. He really deserved this award and hopefully he can bring some of the momentum and success from the regular season into the series with the Spurs.

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