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Nuggets’ “Birdman” Gets His Kudos


The resurgent Chris Andersen, better known as “Birdman,” finished ninth in the NBA’s defensive-player-of-the-year voting yesterday. It doesn’t sound all that great, but it is when considering that he was also the highest-ranking reserve and the second-highest center, behind Orlando’s Dwight Howard (via The Denver Post). Andersen finished the regular season averaging 2.5 blocks per game, second to Howard’s 2.9.

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