Chandler Picks Tony Allen As Top On-Ball Defender
Tyson Chandler, fresh off being named Defensive Player of the Year, anointed Tony Allen as the top on-ball defender in the NBA.
"It would've been tough not voting for me [laughs]," Chandler said when asked who he would have voted for Defensive Player of the Year besides himself. "I love what [Grizzlies forward] Tony Allen does on the ball. I think LeBron [James] is a great defender. But as far as on the ball right now in the league, I think Tony Allen is the best defender in the league."
Allen is fourth in steal percentage, recording a swipe 3.52 percent of the time he’s on the court.