Golden State Warriors Andre Iguodala, Andrew Bogut finish in top 10 in 2014 NBA Defensive Player of the Year voting

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA announced its 2014 Defensive Player of the Year today with Andre Iguodala finishing fifth and Andrew Bogut finishing 10th in the voting.

The NBA has announced the voting results for the 2013-14 Defensive Player of the Year award with two Golden State Warriors finishing in the top 10, adding yet another accomplishment to a historic season.

As many expected, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah won the award while Warriors wing Andre Iguodala finished fifth and Andrew Bogut finished 10th as listed in a NBA release.

PLAYER

TEAM

1st Place (5 Pts)

2nd Place (3 Pts)

3rd Place (1 pt)

Total Points

Joakim Noah

Chicago

100

17

4

555

Roy Hibbert

Indiana

8

36

18

166

DeAndre Jordan

L.A. Clippers

8

23

12

121

Serge Ibaka

Oklahoma City

2

17

18

79

Andre Iguodala

Golden State

1

7

21

47

LeBron James

Miami

2

5

6

31

Paul George

Indiana

0

5

15

30

Anthony Davis

New Orleans

1

4

8

25

Dwight Howard

Houston

1

3

11

25

Andrew Bogut

Golden State

1

1

3

11

Kawhi Leonard

San Antonio

0

3

0

9

P.J. Tucker

Phoenix

1

0

1

6

Tim Duncan

San Antonio

0

1

2

5

Chris Paul

L.A. Clippers

0

1

2

5

Trevor Ariza

Washington

0

1

1

4

The top 15 candidates in 2013-14 Defensive Player of the Year voting.

Grantland's Zach Lowe described a challenge that both Iguodala and Bogut might have faced in the voting in his analysis of post-season awards last week.

Availability delivers the third spot to George. Other players have been better, especially Iguodala and Bogut in Golden State. But George has played 800 more minutes than Iguodala and about 1,100 more than Bogut, and he has been a rock on the wing for Indiana - slithering through picks on and off the ball, closing out like a demon, and poking away steals.

Lowe has also written without much explanation that Iguodala should make the NBA All-Defensive first team and really there shouldn't be much explanation needed for that: he led the league in plus/minus this season (+9.0), per NBA.com/stats.

Bogut actually played more games (67) than Iguodala (63) this season, but even 10th place reflects the defensive value that most of us felt would doom the Warriors in their first round playoff series with the L.A. Clippers: his impact this season was undeniable, ranking second in the league in both defensive rating (96.3) and defensive rebounding percentage (29.7%), according to Basketball-Reference.com.

Warriors fans are still left to imagine how much better the Warriors would've been having the inside-outside defensive presence of those two on the court for 82 games.

Notably, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan finished third in the voting, but having a top three DPoY candidate wasn't exactly a formula for success this weekend: Noah, Jordan, and second place Roy Hibbert were all members of higher seeds that lost their first game of the playoffs this past weekend, something not lost on Washington, D.C. media.

For more on a first round clash of DPoY candidates, check out our Warriors-Clippers playoff series section.

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