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Basketball fans, we're ranking the best players who are most likely to win the 2017-2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. The players most likely to win the DPOY Award consists of rim protectors, wing defenders, and players with lockdown defense. Who do you think will be the 2018 NBA DPOY? 

Previous DPOY winners, like Kawhi Leonard and 2017 DPOY Draymond Green, are current favorites to win the 2018 Defensive Player of the Year Award. However, these NBA All-Defensive players should expect competition from Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid. Other good DPOY sleepers include Tony Allen, Hassan Whiteside, Anthony Davis, and Jimmy Butler.  

Vote up your 2018 NBA DPOY predictions, and add any likely DPOY candidates missing from the list.

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Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz

Named 2018 Defensive Player of the Year

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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder

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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Foo Jing Poong added Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors

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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Steven Adams Oklahoma City Thunder

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
grumpnoceros added LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers

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Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons

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Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
DanielCherney added Al Horford Boston Celtics

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Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

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Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Marcus Smart Boston Celtics

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Andre Roberson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Andre Roberson Oklahoma City Thunder

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Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
arnas added Clint Capela Houston Rockets

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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Kawhi Leonard Toronto Raptors

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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors

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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
AsianBaller231015 added Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers

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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
DeAndre Jordan Dallas Mavericks

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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
arnas added Jaylen Brown Boston Celtics

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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Chris Paul Houston Rockets

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Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors

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Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Jae Crowder Cleveland Cavaliers

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Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Serge Ibaka Toronto Raptors

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Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Myles Turner Indiana Pacers

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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
1520829327881 added Dwight Howard Washington Wizards

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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
John Wall Oklahoma City Thunder

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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
haiuc added Victor Oladipo Indiana Pacers

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Aron Baynes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
mechanic_robot added Aron Baynes Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics

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Patrick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Patrick Beverley Los Angeles Clippers

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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
mechanic_robot added Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

best player

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Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Mike Conley, Jr. Memphis Grizzlies

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Luc Mbah a Moute is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Riodka added Luc Mbah a Moute Milwaukee Bucks