Top Ten NBA Players Most Likely to Win the 2018-2019 Defensive Player of the Year

The Top Ten

1 Anthony Davis Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association.
2 Draymond Green Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
3 Kawhi Leonard Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. He has played for the San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, and the Clippers.

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4 Rudy Gobert Rudy Gobert-Bourgarel Is a professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the French national basketball team in the international competitions. Standing at 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall with a wingspan of 7 ft 9 (2.36 m) long, he plays at ...read more.
5 Joel Embiid Joel Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association.
6 Paul George Paul George is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association.
7 Kevin Durant Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He has played for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, and the Nets. He was MVP of the 2017 and 2018 NBA Finals.
8 JaVale McGee JaVale Lindy McGee is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
9 Giannis Antetokounmpo Giannis Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.
10 Robert Covington

The Contenders

11 Steven Adams Steven Funaki Adams is a New Zealand professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association.
12 Al Horford Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
13 Jrue Holiday Jrue Randall Holiday is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association.
14 Clint Capela Clint N'Dumba-Capela is a Swiss professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.
15 Jimmy Butler Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. Born in Houston, Butler grew up in Tomball, Texas.
16 Klay Thompson Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
17 Ben Simmons Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association.
18 Lamarcus Aldridge LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.
19 Andre Roberson
20 Boban Marjanovic
21 Deandre Jordan Hyland DeAndre Jordan, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.
22 Marcus Smart Marcus Osmond Smart is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
23 Andre Drummond Andre Jamal Drummond is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association.
24 Josh Richardson
25 Pascal Siakam
26 Patrick Beverley
27 Marc Gasol Marc Gasol Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association.
28 Jusuf Nurkic
29 Joe Ingles
30 Hassan Whiteside Hassan Niam Whiteside is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.
31 James Harden James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.

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