Defensive Player Of the Year
DeAndre Jordan held down the paint for the Los Angeles Clippers. Jordan would do so in the LeBron Soldiers all season long. Many can vouch for Anthony Davis and his league leading blocks or Kawhi Leonard’s league leading steals, but Jordan’s defensive presence can’t always be evaluated on the stat sheet. Many will overlook rebounds but without cleaning the glass, the defensive possession never really ended.
Honorable Mentions: Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green, Rudy Gobert