The Bulls close out their preseason schedule tonight in St. Louis against the Minnesota Timberwolves on CSN.
Though the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award has been around since 1983 (32 seasons), the award has been won by just 19 players.
Joakim Noah won Defensive Player of the Year honors in a landslide last year, receiving 100 of a possible 125 first-place votes over Roy Hibbert and DeAndre Jordan.
Surrounded by small children at the Major Adams Community Center, walking distance from the United Center, aside from his seven-foot height, Bulls’ All-Star center Joakim Noah fit right in.
As well as Joakim Noah played en route to winning Defensive Player of the Year and making his second consecutive All-Star Game appearance, as much as an improvement Sixth Man of the Year runner-up