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Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?

Updated July 19, 2019 85.9k votes 6.6k voters 42.9k views45 items
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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was named 2018-19 Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season, amassing 187 blocks and 66 steals while starting all but two games for a Jazz team that was knocked out in the first round of the playoffs.

Gobert, as the previous year's winner, was among the favorites for the 2018-19 DPOY award, along with past winners like Draymond Green and Kawhi Leonard. Also in the coversation when the season began were Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, Myles Turner, and Jarrett Allen.

The three finalists for the 2018-19 Defensive Player of the Year were the winner Gobert, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was named 2018-19 NBA MVP, and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George.

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    Rudy Gobert

    Utah Jazz

    PositionCenter

    Age28

    BirthplaceSaint-Quentin, France

    Number27

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    Los Angeles Clippers, Toronto Raptors

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    BirthplaceRiverside, California

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    Milwaukee Bucks

    PositionPower forward

    Age26

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Number34

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  • Paul George4
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    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age30

    BirthplacePalmdale, California

    Number24

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  • Myles Turner5
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    Indiana Pacers

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceBedford, Texas

    Number33

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  • Joel Embiid6
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    Joel Embiid

    Philadelphia 76ers

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    BirthplaceYaoundé, Cameroon

    Number21

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    Cleveland Cavaliers

    PositionCenter

    Number31

    Jarrett Allen (born April 21, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
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    Donovan Mitchell

    Utah Jazz

    PositionShooting guard

    Number45

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  • Draymond Green9
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    Draymond Green

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPower forward

    Age29

    BirthplaceSaginaw, Michigan

    Number23

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  • Anthony Davis10
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    Anthony Davis

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age27

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number3

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  • Steven Adams11
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    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionCenter

    Age27

    BirthplaceRotorua, New Zealand

    Number12

    Steven Funaki Adams (born 20 July 1993) is a New Zealand professional basketball player for...  more

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  • Pascal Siakam12
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    Pascal Siakam

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionPower forward

    Number13

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    Klay Thompson

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionShooting guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number11

    Klay Alexander Thompson (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    New York Knicks

    PositionCenter

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

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    Los Angeles Clippers

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    Age32

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number21

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    Miami Heat

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    Age31

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number21

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    Cleveland Cavaliers

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    Age27

    BirthplaceMount Vernon, New York

    Number1

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  • Victor Oladipo18
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    Houston Rockets

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    Age28

    BirthplaceUpper Marlboro, Maryland

    Number4

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    Age26

    Number36

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    Number15

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    Age32

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

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    Memphis Grizzlies

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