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Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?  

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Utah Jazz

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR WINNER

Rudy Gobert is a French professional basketball player who currently plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. He also represents the French national basketball team in the ...more
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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Milwaukee Bucks

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed the "Greek ...more
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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
voting closed at #1 Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs
Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. Leonard, a 6-ft 7-in, 230-lb small forward, played college ...more
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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Oklahoma City Thunder

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Paul Clifton Anthony George is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. George played high school ...more
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Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Myles Christian Turner (born March 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season for the Texas ...more
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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Jarrett Allen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Jarrett Allen (born April 21, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets for the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Texas ...more
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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Anthony Marshon Davis, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He plays the power forward and ...more
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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After attending New Mexico State ...more
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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Patrick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Mitchell Robinson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
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