Recent winner Rudy Gobert has better NBA Defensive Player of the year 2019 odds of winning the defensive player award again over former winners Kawhi Leonard and Draymond Green.
NBA greats like Michael Jordan, Ron Artest, Dikembe Mutombo and Hakeeem Olajuwon have all won this award before. Jordan and Olajuwon were able to win this award and Most Valuable Player Award in the same season. An NBA panel made of 124 sportswriters and broadcasters in North America are the ones who voted for Rudy Gobert. There would be a new vote this season based on statistics and the player with the highest point total wins.
Last season, 26-year old Frenchman Rudy Gobert who plays for the Utah Jazz was able to win the award. Being the first non-American player never to have played college basketball to win the award. How will he fair this year? According to online sportsbook news sites in the USA, Rudy Gobert was averaging 2.5 blocks per game last season and 10.7 rebounds per game. He had such high stats and even though he missed 26 games last year, he still won the award.
The missed games were due to injuries at different times in the season. This season, if he continues to stay fit and in shape, he will be able to win the award again. His odds are 2.62.
Players with best NBA Defensive Player of the year 2019 odds!
Joel Embiid has odds of 12.00. His defensive prowess for the Philadelphia 76ers is undeniable. He can strengthen Elton Brand’s team defenses this season without him in the team, they usually concede points.
Pelican’s player Anthony Davis is setting all kinds of records. He has been the talisman for the team and his odds are 5.00. It has been speculated that he can win the Most Valuable Player this season as well as the Defensive player of the year for the first time since Jordan!
Golden State Warriors power forward, Draymond Green won this award in 2017, that season he had high defensive stats as his team went on to win the 3rd NBA Championship. His odds are 8.00. He will be important to the Warriors through regular season games and playoff matches as he is such an all-round defender.
Kawhi Leonard won this award twice in back-to-back seasons for the San Antonio Spurs as reported by online sportsbook news sites in the USA. His odds are 4.50. This Small Forward was traded in July 2018 to the Toronto Raptors. So far he has been on form helping his team to victories on both offensive and defensive fronts.
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