2019 Sports Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?  

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Basketball fans, make your 2018-2019 NBA DPOY predictions right now. The players most likely to win the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year Award consists of rim protectors, smart defenders, and some of the best shot blockers in the NBA. These potential DPOY winners in the voting race for this season are judged on blocks, steals, and other defensive stats. Who do you think will be the 2019 NBA DPOY? 

The current favorites to win the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year Award are Rudy Gobert, Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid, and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Other good DPOY candidates include Kevin Durant, Myles Turner, Jarrett Allen, Kawhi Leonard, and Draymond Green.

Keep checking to see which players are ranked on the 2019 NBA Defensive Player of the Year voting, and add any likely DPOY nominees missing from the list. 

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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Toronto Raptors 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) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Oklahoma City Thunder 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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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
New Orleans Pelicans 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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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Milwaukee Bucks 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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Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
CunningVet added Toronto Raptors 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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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Philadelphia 76ers Joel-Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. The 76ers drafted Embiid third overall in the 2014 ...more

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Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Utah Jazz 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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Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Toronto Raptors Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila is a Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. Ibaka was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder's ...more

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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Oklahoma City Thunder Steven Funaki Adams is a New Zealand professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. After playing college basketball for ...more

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Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Indiana Pacers 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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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Westbrook played college basketball ...more

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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Minnesota Timberwolves Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler ...more

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Jarrett Allen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Brooklyn Nets 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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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Indiana Pacers Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association. Oladipo played college ...more

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Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Boston Celtics Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of ...more

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Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Miami Heat Hassan Niam Whiteside is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Marshall ...more

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Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Boston Celtics Marcus Osmond Smart is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Oklahoma ...more

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Los Angeles Lakers LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lbs., he has started ...more

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Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Detroit Pistons Andre Jamal Drummond is an American professional basketball player who plays with the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He was one of the top rated basketball players in ...more

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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Golden State Warriors Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Green, who plays primarily at the power forward ...more

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Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Houston Rockets Clint N'Dumba-Capela is a Swiss professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). On June 26, 2014, Capela was selected with the 25th overall ...more

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Patrick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Los Angeles Clippers Patrick Beverley (born July 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
CunningVet added Toronto Raptors Ogugua "OG" Anunoby Jr. is an English-born Nigerian professional basketball player.

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Golden State Warriors Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player who plays with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 9 in and weighing 240 pounds, ...more

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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Philadelphia 76ers Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one season with ...more

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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Oklahoma City Thunder Johnathan Hildred Wall, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Wall was ...more

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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Dallas Mavericks Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball for ...more

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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Golden State Warriors Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6'7", he plays ...more

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Aron Baynes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Boston Celtics Aron John Baynes (born 9 December 1986) is a New Zealand-born Australian professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended the ...more

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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Boston Celtics Jaylen Brown (born October 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college basketball ...more

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Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Golden State Warriors Andre Tyler Iguodala is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He was an NBA All-Star in 2012 and ...more

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Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Memphis Grizzlies Michael Alex "Mike" Conley, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard with the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 1 in, Conley has ...more

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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Houston Rockets Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has won the NBA Rookie of the ...more

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Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Cleveland Cavaliers Corey Jae Crowder (born July 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the son of former NBA player Corey ...more

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Luc Mbah a Moute is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Los Angeles Clippers Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (born 9 September 1986) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Mbah a Moute also ...more

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Zach Collins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
CunningVet added Portland Trail Blazers Zach Collins (born November 19, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more

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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA DPOY?
Washington Wizards Dwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. Howard, who plays center, had an outstanding high ...more