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Giannis Antetokounmpo among The Top Defensive Player Of The Year candidates

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is among The Top Defensive Player Of The Year candidates, as report Forbes.

Should the Greek Freak receive his second MVP, he will secure Defensive Player of the Year and would join Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players in league history to win both awards in the same season.

The Milwaukee superstar is among the Top Defensive Player Of The Year candidates ranked by different metrics.

The most well-known catch-alls in circulation are ESPN’s defensive real plus-minus; Basketball Index‘s defensive player impact plus-minus; FiveThirtyEight‘s defensive RAPTOR; and Basketball Reference‘s defensive box plus/minus; individual defensive rating and defensive win shares.

With this ratings the Top 10 are:

  1. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  2. Brook Lopez
  3. Rudy Gobert
  4. Anthony Davis
  5. Jonathan Isaac
  6. Kawhi Leonard
  7. Donte DiVincenzo
  8. Kris Dunn
  9. Bam Adebayo
  10. JaVale McGee

By the rate stat (think points per game) metrics the Top 10 are:

  1. Rudy Gobert
  2. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  3. Anthony Davis
  4. Brook Lopez
  5. Bam Adebayo
  6. Kawhi Leonard
  7. LeBron James
  8. Jayson Tatum
  9. Donte DiVincenzo
  10. Hassan Whiteside

For players who get bonus points for playing for the league’s best defensive team, the Top 10 are:

  1. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  2. Brook Lopez
  3. Rudy Gobert
  4. Donte DiVincenzo
  5. Anthony Davis
  6. Jonathan Isaac
  7. Kris Dunn
  8. Kawhi Leonard
  9. Marc Gasol
  10. Joel Embiid

Source- Forbes

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