Rudy Gobert and Ben Simmons are the two front-runners for the Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) right now. While many are focusing on the MVP race, the DPOY race is actually more heavily contested. Both Simmons and Gobert have good cases for the award
In the NBA, the Defensive Player of the Year award is one that has gone overlooked in recent memory. In a now heavily offence-driven league, the defensive side of the floor is certainly overshadowed. However, there are still some elite defenders in the NBA who
LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the Los Angeles Lakers have busted out of the gate guns blazing. Preseason critics have eaten a ton of crow as the team sits atop the Western Conference with a 24-3 record. Their offense has only recently rounded into form.