basketball Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?  

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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

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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs

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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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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

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Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons

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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
arnas added Jaylen Brown Boston Celtics

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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

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Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Steven Adams Oklahoma City Thunder

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Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors

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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Marcus Smart Boston Celtics

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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers

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Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
arnas added Avery Bradley Boston Celtics

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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
John Wall Oklahoma City Thunder

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Patrick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Patrick Beverley Los Angeles Clippers

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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

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Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
arnas added Clint Capela Houston Rockets

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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers

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Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Serge Ibaka Toronto Raptors

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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Chris Paul Houston Rockets

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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors

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Andre Roberson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Andre Roberson Oklahoma City Thunder

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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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Tony Allen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Tony Allen Boston Celtics

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Luc Mbah a Moute is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
arnas added Luc Mbah a Moute Milwaukee Bucks

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Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Mike Conley, Jr. Memphis Grizzlies

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Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
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Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Myles Turner Indiana Pacers