NBA Defensive Players of the Year

Can you name the players who have won the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award?
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Last updated: August 28, 2020
First submittedMay 5, 2012
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Year
Team
Player
2020
Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo
2019
Jazz
Rudy Gobert
2018
Jazz
Rudy Gobert
2017
Warriors
Draymond Green
2016
Spurs
Kawhi Leonard
2015
Spurs
Kawhi Leonard
2014
Bulls
Joakim Noah
2013
Grizzlies
Marc Gasol
2012
Knicks
Tyson Chandler
2011
Magic
Dwight Howard
2010
Magic
Dwight Howard
2009
Magic
Dwight Howard
2008
Celtics
Kevin Garnett
2007
Nuggets
Marcus Camby
2006
Pistons
Ben Wallace
2005
Pistons
Ben Wallace
2004
Pacers
Ron Artest
2003
Pistons
Ben Wallace
2002
Pistons
Ben Wallace
Year
Team
Player
2001
76ers
Dikembe Mutombo
2000
Heat
Alonzo Mourning
1999
Heat
Alonzo Mourning
1998
Hawks
Dikembe Mutombo
1997
Hawks
Dikembe Mutombo
1996
Supersonics
Gary Payton
1995
Nuggets
Dikembe Mutombo
1994
Rockets
Hakeem Olajuwon
1993
Rockets
Hakeem Olajuwon
1992
Spurs
David Robinson
1991
Pistons
Dennis Rodman
1990
Pistons
Dennis Rodman
1989
Jazz
Mark Eaton
1988
Bulls
Michael Jordan
1987
Lakers
Michael Cooper
1986
Spurs
Alvin Robertson
1985
Jazz
Mark Eaton
1984
Bucks
Sidney Moncrief
1983
Bucks
Sidney Moncrief
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Level 32
May 3, 2013
Sidney Moncrief was extremely underrated
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Level 55
Feb 5, 2016
For sure.
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Level 59
Jul 25, 2017
Maybe today because he had a short career but he was suitably recognized when he played.
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Level 49
Aug 6, 2019
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Level 49
Dec 25, 2015
When you only remember Ben Wallace because of the Malice at the Palace incident...
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Level 62
Sep 29, 2016
I can't believe I forgot Dikembe Mutombo.
+7
Level 83
Dec 13, 2016
He's wagging his finger at you right now.
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Level 65
Jul 4, 2017
LOL
+2
Level 62
Feb 14, 2017
I got Alvin Robertson when I was going for Oscar Robertson...
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Level 30
Feb 23, 2017
Keep missing Camby and Cooper. This is probably the 12th time taking it.
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Level 78
Aug 28, 2020
For some stupid reason all I remember about Camby is that he played his college ball at UMass. I never remember who he played for in the NBA. It just never sticks.
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Level 21
Mar 26, 2017
I know he is always overlooked by people like mj or kobe
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Level 49
Aug 6, 2019
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Level 78
Aug 28, 2020
Michael Cooper was one of the best defensive players in the NBA in his day and was an invaluable piece of that Lakers "Showtime" team. And his patented Coop-A-Loop with Magic Johnson was scintillating.

Because Magic was a 6' 9" guard, he could throw that lob pass over almost anyone who was guarding him. And his court-vision and pinpoint passing made Cooper so lethal crashing the hoop from the outside. Those were some amazing years to be a Lakers fan.