Giannis Antetokounmpo named the best defensive player of the year

Giannis Antetokounmpo named the best defensive player of the year

The Milwaukee Bucks’ star Giannis Antetokounmpo won for the first time the award for the best defensive player in the NBA. Last season Giannis finished second for the prize, but now he beat the competition and he was chosen as the number one. Let’s dive into this story while we prepare our excellent NBA picks and parlays.

 

That’s just another big prize in Giannis Antetokounmpo’s career. In 2019 he was chosen as the league’s MVP. Now he’s just the fifth player in history to win both the NBA MVP and the Defensive Player of the Year awards. The other four are Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson and Kevin Garnett. That’s some elite company over here.

 

At the same time Giannis is the second player in history to win this award with the Milwaukee Bucks. Sidney Moncrief is the other one winning the prize in 1983 and 1984.

 

100 writers and broadcasters voted for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. Giannis Antetokounmpo recieved 75 votes and he won the award with 432 points in total. The LA Lakers’ Anthony Davis and the Utah Jazz’ Rudy Gobert were also included in the Top 3.

 

In the Top 5 we can also find the names of Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons and Miami Heat’s Bam Adebayo.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo is also among the finalists to fight for the MVP award in the NBA. His efforts could lead him to the most valuable prize for a second time in his career and we will know who the winner is soon. There’s no doubt he’s one of the biggest stars in the league right now. It’s just phenomenal to watch him playing.

 

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