Draymond Green claims 2017 NBA Defensive Player-of-Year Award


Earlier Monday, Green was the leading vote-getter for the NBA All-Defensive team with 99 of a possible 100 first-team votes.

In addition, Beverley averaged 1.48 steals, helping the Rockets rank fourth in the league in turnovers forced (opponents 15.1 tpg). Green starts at power forward but spends considerable time at center - while also playing point forward on offense.

Gobert won the first-team votes of 97 of the 100 voters who make up the balloting for the annual award, given out since 1968-69. It is the first National Basketball Association honor for Green, one of the best 3-and-D players in the league.

Check out who made the All-Defensive NBA Teams this year. Those are the thoughts probably running through Draymond Green's head as he wins his first (of many, probably) Defensive Player of the Year award.

Anthony Davis was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team on Monday for the second time in his career. He shot.379 (118-311) from beyond the arc. In Green's award-winning final season as a Spartan, he led the team in points, rebounds, steals and blocks and finished 0.1 assists per game behind point guard Keith Appling.

Saric's Sixers team-mate Joel Embiid, Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield and New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez were also voted First Team.

"I think it's an example for guys that are told they are too short, they are not athletic enough, they are not real point guards, they are not real shooting guards", Brogdon said.

Green led the league in steals with an average of 2.03 per game in earning his third straight selection to the first team. The Spurs have now been represented on the NBA All-Defensive Team in 27 of the last 30 seasons.

Below are the voting results for the 2016-17 NBA All-Defensive Teams.