Forecast: Roy Hibbert for DPOY

Roy Hibbert's presence on defense is unmatched this season, according to our ESPN Forecast panel. Rocky Widner/Getty Images

Our Winter Forecast rolls on with a look at the NBA awards races.

Who will be named Defensive Player of the Year at the end of the season?

Our ESPN Forecast panel has Indiana's Roy Hibbert running away with the award, with more than four times as many voting points as his closest competition -- teammate Paul George. Hibbert currently anchors the NBA's best defense and is second in the league in blocks per game (2.6).

Here's our voting breakdown ...

ESPN Forecast: Who will win the Defensive Player Of The Year award?

Voters ranked their top three picks, with a 5-3-1 scoring system