Tyson Chandler Wins 2012 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year

To say that the New York Knicks have had a roller-coaster season would be a severe understatement. This season has seen the rise of Linsanity, the departure of Mike D'Antoni and -- even though the Knicks are only down 2-0 in their playoff series against the Miami Heat -- the recent bizarre injury to Amar'e Stoudemire which could be the most unfortunate ending ever to a Knicks season.

Still, the Knicks and their fans will have at least one more happy memory to take with them this season. Early reports indicated that center Tyson Chandler would be winning one of the top awards in the league this week. Now it appears that it will become official.

According to Howard Beck of the New York Times, the Knicks have announced a press conference at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday to officially announce Chandler as the 2012 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

In his first season with the Knicks in 2011-12, Chandler averaged 9.9 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 0.9 steals per game.

For more announcements of the end-of-the-season award winners, please keep checking this StoryStream. For more on Tyson Chandler and the New York Knicks, head on over to Posting and Toasting. For complete coverage of all things pro hoops, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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