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MAVNALYSIS: The Case For Marion As DPOY

MAVNALYSIS: The Case For Marion As DPOY

Far too often, when national analysts paint their complete landscape of the league's best defenders, where they lead our eyes seems to be guided by image rather than reality. With the access to the sort of numbers the Mavs themselves use, can we make a case for Shawn Marion (and his 'Inner Dog') as a Defensive Player of the Year finalist? Easily. You just need to know where to guide your eyes.

Far too often, when national analysts paint their complete landscape of the league's best defenders, where they lead our eyes seems to be guided by perception, often outdated, rather than reality. This is an understandable crime that comes rarely as a product of a conscious decision to mislead the audience, but more likely from the restrictions of time. Even the most avid of fans haven't the...

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