Giannis Antetokounmpo Named 19-20 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Named 19-20 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:35 pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the 2019-20 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, the NBA announced today. This marks the first NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award for Antetokounmpo, who finished in second place last season.


Antetokounmpo received 75 first-place votes from a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters and earned 432 total points.  Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (200 points; 14 first-place votes) and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (187 points; six first-place votes) finished in second and third place, respectively.  Gobert was honored as the Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year in each of the previous two seasons.

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Named 19-20 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year 

Post#2 » by Batsy » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:04 am

This is laughable, AD should've won it and these "experts" know it. What a joke!
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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Named 19-20 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year 

Post#3 » by Nightfall » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:27 am

Batsy wrote:This is laughable, AD should've won it and these "experts" know it. What a joke!


For the sake of argument:

From just defensive stats, Giannis was better in :

Rebounds, Drtg, DWS, Bucks allows 96.5 / 100 pos with him on the field, opponents had the worst fG% when he was defending, he was the best defender in the best defending team

AD averaged 1.3 blocks more per game

75/100 first votes, but yeah AD should get it because he plays for your team... :lol:
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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Named 19-20 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year 

Post#4 » by boston_fan_ct » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:55 pm

its a popularity contest.

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