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Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?  

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The field is wide open for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award in 2020. Today’s NBA landscape features faster offenses that can lead to defense getting lost in the shuffle, but the candidates for this award clearly don’t subscribe to that thinking as their defense has been great in recent years.

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert won his second consecutive Defensive Player of the Year award in 2019, while other top players currently in the league who previously have won the award include Draymond Green, Kawhi Leonard, and Marc Gasol. Meanwhile, talented All-Stars like Paul George, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Joel Embiid are hoping to win this award for the first time. 

So check out the list of NBA Defensive Player of the Year candidates for the 2019-2020 season, and make your predictions for the players you think have the best chance to win the award. Then head over and vote on the top 2020 NBA MVP candidates and the potential Rookie of the Year winners.

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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Point guard

Last season's stats: 22.9 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 10.7 apg, 1.9 spg

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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Jaylen Brown Shooting guard, Small forward

Last season's stats: 13.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.9 spg

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Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Center

Last season's stats: 12.3 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 0.8 apg, 1.9 bpg

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Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Malcolm Brogdon Shooting guard, Point guard

Last season's stats: 15.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.2 apg, 0.7 spg

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Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Point guard

Last season's stats: 15.9 ppg, 5.5 apg, 4.6 rpg, 1.5 spg

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Jarrett Allen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Center

Last season's stats: 10.9 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.5 bpg

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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Center

Last season's stats: 11.0 ppg, 13.1 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.1 bpg, 0.7 spg

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Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Point guard, Shooting guard

Last season's stats: 9.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.4 apg, 0.7 spg

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Point guard

Last season's stats: 10.8 ppg, 3.3 apg, 2.8 rpg, 1.2 spg

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Derrick White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Point guard, Shooting guard

Last season's stats: 9.9 ppg, 3.9 apg, 3.7 apg, 1.0 spg, 0.7 bpg

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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Shooting guard

Last season's stats: 23.8 ppg, 4.2 apg, 4.1 rpg, 1.4 spg

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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Shooting guard

Last season's stats: 35.4 ppg, 7.4 apg, 6.5 rpg, 2.0 spg

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Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Shooting guard, Guard

Last season's stats: 12.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.0 spg

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Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Shooting guard, Small forward

Last season's stats: 10.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.9 spg, 0.7 bpg

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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Center

Last season's stats: 13.9 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.5 spg, 1.0 bpg

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Khris Middleton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Small forward, Forward

Last season's stats: 18.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.0 spg

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Joe Ingles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Shooting guard, Small forward

Last season's stats: 12.1 ppg, 5.7 apg, 4.0 rpg, 1.2 spg

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Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Center

Last season's stats: 12.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.2 apg, 2.2 bpg, 0.6 spg

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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Point guard

Last season's stats: 15.6 ppg, 8.2 apg, 4.6 rpg, 2.0 spg

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Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Award?
Power forward

Last season's stats: 12.6 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.2 spg, 0.8 bpg