SAN ANTONIO -- The Lakers didn't have a great regular season. They're also lagging in awards attention.
Dwight Howard was 14th in the voting for NBA defensive player of the year, receiving one first-place vote and four third-place votes. Memphis center Marc Gasol won the award, which was announced Wednesday.
[Updated at 10:49 a.m.: Howard seemed surprised, if not mildly irritated to finish that far behind the leaders.
"That's funny," he said. "That's OK. We've got next year and I've got a long time. But this year is funny.
"I didn't vote so I don't know what to do about it. But it's OK. I think everybody knows why I didn't win or why I didn't get any votes."]