NBA 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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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Steven Adams Oklahoma City Thunder

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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

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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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Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons

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Andre Roberson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Andre Roberson Oklahoma City Thunder

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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

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Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs

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Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

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Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
DanielCherney added Al Horford Atlanta Hawks

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

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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers

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Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Marcus Smart Boston Celtics

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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors

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Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
arnas added Avery Bradley Boston Celtics

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Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors

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Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
arnas added Clint Capela Houston Rockets

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Jordan Bell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Brody Burke added Jordan Bell Golden State Warriors

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

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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Chris Paul Houston Rockets

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Patrick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Patrick Beverley Los Angeles Clippers

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Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Serge Ibaka Toronto Raptors

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Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Jae Crowder Cleveland Cavaliers

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

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Robert Covington is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
arnas added Robert Covington

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Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
arnas added Bradley Beal

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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Brody Burke added James Harden Oklahoma City Thunder

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Tony Allen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Tony Allen Boston Celtics

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Lucas Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
arnas added Lucas Nogueira

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Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Mike Conley, Jr. Memphis Grizzlies

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Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
Guest_1529f825-dccd-4dd5-a764-b72c62f680b6 added Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics

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Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
arnas added Gary Harris

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Luc Mbah a Moute is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Allen Crabbe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
1516382315433 added Allen Crabbe California Golden Bears men's basketball - Right now on Brooklyn Nets