NBA Awards 2013: Marc Gasol Named Defensive Player of the Year

Apr 22, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers small forward Caron Butler (5) has his shot blocks by Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) during game two in the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Staples Center. Left is Memphis Grizzlies power forward Darrell Arthur (00). Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 NBA Awards continue to roll in and the latest announcement was for the Defensive Player of the Year award. This year’s award went to none other than Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol.

This season, Gasol had an excellent year that is now capped off by the award.

Gasol managed to haul in 7.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. He added that to his 14.1 points per game to complete a very well-rounded season.

The NBA officially made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday morning:

Congratulations to Marc Gasol on the well-deserved honor.


Topics: Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Awards

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