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NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award Winners

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Year-by-year NBA All-Defensive Teams:

2016-17

First Team
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverly, Houston Rockets

Second Team
Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City THunder
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
Voting Totals (PDF)

2015-16

First Team
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers
Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

Second Team
Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks
Paul George, Indiana Pacers
Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat
Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
Voting Totals (PDF)

2014-15

First Team
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

Second Team
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
Andrew Bogut, Golden State Warriors
John Wall, Washington Wizards
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

2013-14

First Team
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
Paul George, Indiana Pacers
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder
Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors

Second Team
LeBron James, Miami Heat
Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers

2012-13

First Team
LeBron James, Miami Heat
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder
Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks (tie)
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls (tie)
Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

Second Team
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
Paul George, Indiana Pacers
Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies
Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics
Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies

2011-12

First Team
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
LeBron James, Miami Heat
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder

Second Team
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks
Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls
Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics

2010-11

First Team
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
LeBron James, Miami Heat
Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics

Second Team
Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks
Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia 76ers
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets

2009-10

First Team
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Gerald Wallace, Charlotte Bobcats
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics

Second Team
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
Thabo Sefolosha, Oklahoma City Thunder
Josh Smith, Atlanta Hawks
Anderson Varejao, Cleveland Cavaliers
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

2008-09

First Team
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets

Second Team
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
Ron Artest, Houston Rockets
Shane Battier, Shane Battier
Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

2007-08

First Team
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Bruce Bowen, San Antonio Spurs
Marcus Camby, Denver Nuggets
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics

Second Team
Shane Battier, Houston Rockets
Raja Bell, Phoenix Suns
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets
Tayshaun Prince, Detroit Pistons

2006-07

First Team
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Bruce Bowen, San Antonio Spurs
Marcus Camby, Denver Nuggets
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
Raja Bell, Phoenix Suns

Second Team
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
Kirk Hinrich, Chicago Bulls
Jason Kidd, New Jersey Nets
Ben Wallace, Chicago Bulls
Tayshaun Prince, Detroit Pistons

2005-06

First Team
Ron Artest,Sacramento Kings
Bruce Bowen, San Antonio Spurs
Andrei Kirilenko, Utah Jazz
Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (tie)
Jason Kidd, New Jersey Nets (tie)

Second Team
Chauncey Billups
Marcus Camby
Tim Duncan
Kevin Garnett
Tayshaun Prince

2004-05

First Team
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
Bruce Bowen, San Antonio Spurs
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons
Larry Hughes, Washington Wizards

Second Team
Chauncey Billups, Detroit Pistons
Marcus Camby, Denver Nuggets
Andrei Kirilenko, Utah Jazz
Tayshaun Prince, Detroit Pistons
Jason Kidd, New Jersey Nets (tie)
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat (tie)

2003-04

First Team

Ron Artest, Indiana Pacers
Bruce Bowen,San Antonio Spurs
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

Second Team
Doug Christie, Sacramento Kings
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
Andrei Kirilenko, Utah Jazz
Theo Ratliff, Portland Trail Blazers
Jason Kidd, New Jersey Nets

2002-03

First Team

Doug Christie, Sacramento Kings
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

Second Team
Ron Artest, Indiana Pacers
Bruce Bowen, San Antonio Spurs
Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers
Eric Snow, Philadelphia 76ers
Jason Kidd, New Jersey Nets

2001-02

First Team
Jason Kidd, New Jersey Nets
Gary Payton, Seattle SuperSonics
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

Second Team
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Bruce Bowen, San Antonio Spurs
Doug Christie, Sacramento Kings
Dikembe Mutombo, Philadelphia 76ers
Clifford Robinson, Detroit Pistons

2000-01

First Team
Jason Kidd, Phoenix Suns
Gary Payton, Seattle SuperSonics
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
Dikembe Mutombo, Philadelphia 76ers
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

Second Team
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Bruce Bowen, Miami Heat
Doug Christie, Sacramento Kings
P.J. Brown, Charlotte Hornets
Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers

1999-00

First Team
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Gary Payton, Seattle Supersonics
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
Alonzo Mourning, Miami Heat
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

Second Team
Jason Kidd, Phoenix Suns
Eddie Jones, Charlotte Hornets
Scottie Pippen, Portland Trail Blazers
Clifford Robinson, Phoenix Suns
Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers

1998-99

First Team
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
Gary Payton, Seattle SuperSonics
Alonzo Mourning, Miami Heat
Jason Kidd, Phoenix Suns
Karl Malone, Utah Jazz (tie)
Scottie Pippen, Houston Rockets (tie)

Second Team
Mookie Blaylock
Eddie Jones
P.J. Brown
Dikembe Mutombo
Theo Ratliff

1997-98

First Team
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
Karl Malone, Utah Jazz
Dikembe Mutombo, Atlanta Hawks
Gary Payton, Seattle SuperSonics
Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls

Second Team
Mookie Blaylock, Atlanta Hawks
Eddie Jones, Charlotte Hornets
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
Charles Oakley, New York Knicks
David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs

1996-97

First Team
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
Karl Malone, Utah Jazz
Dikembe Mutombo, Atlanta Hawks
Gary Payton, Seattle SuperSonics
Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls

Second Team
Mookie Blaylock, Atlanta Hawks
P.J. Brown, Miami Heat
Anthony Mason, Charlotte Hornets
Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets
John Stockton, Utah Jazz

1995-96

First Team
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
Dennis Rodman, Chicago Bulls
David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs
Gary Payton, Seattle SuperSonics
Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls

Second Team
Mookie Blaylock, Atlanta Hawks
Horace Grant, Orlando Magic
Derrick McKey, Indiana Pacers
Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets
Bobby Phills, Cleveland Cavaliers

1994-95

First Team
Mookie Blaylock, Atlanta Hawks
Dennis Rodman, San Antonio Spurs
David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs
Gary Payton, Seattle SuperSonics
Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls

Second Team
Nate McMillan, Seattle SuperSonics
Horace Grant, Orlando Magic
Derrick McKey, Indiana Pacers
Dikembe Mutombo, Denver Nuggets
John Stockton, Utah Jazz

1993-94

First Team
Mookie Blaylock, Atlanta Hawks
Charles Oakley, New York Knicks
Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets
Gary Payton, Seattle SuperSonics
Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls

Second Team
Nate McMillan, Seattle SuperSonics
Horace Grant, Chicago Bulls
David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs
Dennis Rodman, San Antonio Spurs
Latrell Sprewell, Golden State Warriors

1992-93

First Team
Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets
Dennis Rodman, Detroit Pistons
Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls

Second Team
Dan Majerle, Phoenix Suns
Horace Grant, Chicago Bulls
David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs
Larry Nance, Cleveland Cavaliers
John Starks, New York Knicks

1991-92

First Team
Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs
Dennis Rodman, Detroit Pistons
Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls

Second Team
Patrick Ewing, New York Knicks
Buck Williams, Portland Trail Blazers
Micheal Williams, Indiana Pacers
Larry Nance, Cleveland Cavaliers
John Stockton, Utah Jazz

1990-91

First Team
Alvin Robertson, Milwaukee Bucks
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs
Dennis Rodman, Detroit Pistons
Buck Williams, Portland Trail Blazers

Second Team
Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons
Dan Majerle, Phoenix Suns
Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets
Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls
John Stockton, Utah Jazz

1989-90

First Team
Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets
Dennis Rodman, Detroit Pistons
Buck Williams, Portland Trail Blazers

Second Team
Derek Harper, Dallas Mavericks
Rick Mahorn, Philadelphia 76ers
Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
Alvin Robertson, Milwaukee Bucks
David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs

1988-89

First Team
Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
Mark Eaton, Utah Jazz
Dennis Rodman, Detroit Pistons
Larry Nance, Cleveland Cavaliers

Second Team
Patrick Ewing, New York Knicks
A.C. Green, Los Angeles Lakers
Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
Alvin Robertson, San Antonio Spurs
John Stockton, Utah Jazz

1987-88

First Team
Michael Cooper, Los Angeles Lakers
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
Rodney McCray, Houston Rockets
Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets

Second Team
Fat Lever, Denver Nuggets
Karl Malone, Utah Jazz
Buck Williams, New Jersey Nets
Alvin Robertson, San Antonio Spurs
Mark Eaton, Utah Jazz (tie)
Patrick Ewing, New York Knicks (tie)

1986-87

First Team
Michael Cooper, Los Angeles Lakers
Dennis Johnson, Boston Celtics
Alvin Robertson, San Antonio Spurs
Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets

Second Team
Maurice Cheeks, Philadelphia 76ers
Derek Harper, Dallas Mavericks
Rodney McCray, Houston Rockets
Paul Pressey, Milwaukee Bucks
Mark Eaton, Utah Jazz

1985-86

First Team
Maurice Cheeks, Philadelphia 76ers
Mark Eaton, Utah Jazz
Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee Bucks
Paul Pressey, Milwaukee Bucks

Second Team
Manute Bol, Washington Bullets
Dennis Johnson, Boston Celtics
Michael Cooper, Los Angeles Lakers
Bill Hanzlik, Denver Nuggets
Alvin Robertson, San Antonio Spurs

1984-85

First Team
Maurice Cheeks, Philadelphia 76ers
Mark Eaton, Utah Jazz
Michael Cooper, Los Angeles Lakers
Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee Bucks
Paul Pressey, Milwaukee Bucks

Second Team
T.R. Dunn, Denver Nuggets
Dennis Johnson, Boston Celtics
Bobby Jones, Philadelphia 76ers
Akeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets
Danny Vranes, Seattle SuperSonics

1983-84

First Team
Maurice Cheeks, Philadelphia 76ers
Bobby Jones, Philadelphia 76ers
Michael Cooper, Los Angeles Lakers
Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee Bucks
Tree Rollins, Atlanta Hawks

Second Team
T.R. Dunn, Denver Nuggets
Dennis Johnson, Boston Celtics
Dan Roundfield, Atlanta Hawks
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers
Larry Bird, Boston Celtics

1982-83

First Team
Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers
Bobby Jones, Philadelphia 76ers
Dan Roundfield, Atlanta Hawks
Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee Bucks
Maurice Cheeks, Philadelphia 76ers (tie)
Dennis Johnson, Phoenix Suns (tie)

Second Team
T.R. Dunn, Denver Nuggets
Michael Cooper, Los Angeles Lakers
Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
Tree Rollins, Atlanta Hawks
Larry Bird, Boston Celtics

1981-82

First Team
Dennis Johnson, Phoenix Suns
Bobby Jones, Philadelphia 76ers
Dan Roundfield, Atlanta Hawks
Caldwell Jones, Philadelphia 76ers
Michael Cooper, Los Angeles Lakers

Second Team
Quinn Buckner, Milwaukee Bucks
Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee Bucks
Lonnie Shelton, Seattle SuperSonics
Jack Sikma, Seattle SuperSonics
Larry Bird, Boston Celtics

1980-81

First Team
Dennis Johnson, Phoenix Suns
Bobby Jones, Philadelphia 76ers
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers
Caldwell Jones, Philadelphia 76ers
Michael Ray Richardson, New York Knicks

Second Team
Quinn Buckner, Milwaukee Bucks
George Johnson, San Antonio Spurs
Kermit Washington, Portland Trail Blazers
Dan Roundfield, Atlanta Hawks
Dudley Bradley, Indiana Pacers (tie)
Michael Cooper, Los Angeles Lakers (tie)

1979-80

First Team
Dennis Johnson, Seattle SuperSonics
Bobby Jones, Philadelphia 76ers
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers
Dan Roundfield, Atlanta Hawks
Michael Ray Richardson, New York Knicks (tie)
Don Buse, Phoenix Suns (tie)

Second Team
Quinn Buckner, Milwaukee Bucks
Dave Cowens, Boston Celtics
Eddie Johnson, Atlanta Hawks
Kermit Washington, Portland Trail Blazers
Scott Wedman, Kansas City Kings

1978-79

First Team
Dennis Johnson, Seattle SuperSonics
Bobby Jones,Philadelphia 76ers
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers
Bob Dandridge, Washington Bullets
Don Buse, Phoenix Suns

Second Team
M.L. Carr, Detroit Pistons
Lionel Hollins, Portland Trail Blazers
Eddie Johnson, Atlanta Hawks
Maurice Lucas, Portland Trail Blazers
Moses Malone, Houston Rockets

1977-78

First Team
Lionel Hollins, Portland Trail Blazers
Bobby Jones, Denver Nuggets
Bill Walton, Portland Trail Blazers
Maurice Lucas, Portland Trail Blazers
Don Buse, Phoenix Suns

Second Team
Quinn Buckner, Milwaukee Bucks
E.C. Coleman, Golden State Warriors
Bob Gross, Portland Trail Blazers
Norm Van Lier, Chicago Bulls
Artis Gilmore, Chicago Bulls (tie)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers (tie)

1976-77

First Team, Second Team

E.C. Coleman, Jim Brewer

Bobby Jones, Don Chaney

Bill Walton, Brian Taylor

Norm Van Lier, Jamaal Wilkes

Don Buse, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

1975-76

First Team
Dave Cowens, Boston Celtics
John Havlicek, Boston Celtics
Paul Silas, Boston Celtics
Norm Van Lier, Chicago Bulls
Slick Watts, Seattle SuperSonics

Second Team
Jim Brewer, Cleveland Cavaliers
Phil Smith, Golden State Warriors
Jim Cleamons, Cleveland Cavaliers
Jamaal Wilkes, Golden State Warriors
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers

1974-75

First Team
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks
John Havlicek, Boston Celtics
Paul Silas, Boston Celtics
Walt Frazier, New York Knicks
Jerry Sloan, Chicago Bulls

Second Team
Don Chaney, Boston Celtics
Dave Cowens, Boston Celtics
Elvin Hayes, Washington Bullets
Bob Love, Chicago Bulls
Norm Van Lier, Chicago Bulls

1973-74

First Team
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks
John Havlicek, Boston Celtics
Norm Van Lier, Chicago Bulls
Dave DeBusschere, New York Knicks
Jerry Sloan, Chicago Bulls (tie)
Walt Frazier, New York Knicks (tie)

Second Team
Don Chaney
Nate Thurmond
Elvin Hayes
Bob Love
Dick Van Arsdale (tie)
Jim Price (tie)

1972-73

First Team
Wilt Chamberlain, Los Angeles Lakers
John Havlicek, Boston Celtics
Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers
Dave DeBusschere, New York Knicks
Walt Frazier, New York Knicks

Second Team
Don Chaney, Boston Celtics
Nate Thurmond, Golden State Warriors
Mike Riordan, Baltimore Bullets
Paul Silas, Phoenix Suns
Norm Van Lier, Chicago Bulls

1971-72

First Team
Wilt Chamberlain, Los Angeles Lakers
John Havlicek, Boston Celtics
Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers
Dave DeBusschere, New York Knicks
Walt Frazier, New York Knicks (tie)
Jerry Sloan, Chicago Bulls (tie)

Second Team
Don Chaney, Boston Celtics
Nate Thurmond, Golden State Warriors
Bob Love, Chicago Bulls
Paul Silas, Phoenix Suns
Norm Van Lier, Chicago Bulls

1970-71

First Team
Gus Johnson, Baltimore Bullets
Nate Thurmond, San Francisco Warriors
Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers
Dave DeBusschere, New York Knicks
Walt Frazier, New York Knicks

Second Team
Lew Alcindor, Milwaukee Bucks
John Havlicek, Boston Celtics
Jerry Sloan, Chicago Bulls
Paul Silas, Phoenix Suns
Norm Van Lier, Chicago Bulls

1969-70

First Team
Gus Johnson, Baltimore Bullets
Willis Reed, New York Knicks
Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers
Dave DeBusschere, New York Knicks
Walt Frazier, New York Knicks

Second Team
Lew Alcindor, Milwaukee Bucks
John Havlicek, Boston Celtics
Bill Bridges, Atlanta Hawks
Joe Caldwell, Atlanta Hawks
Jerry Sloan, Chicago Bulls

1968-69

First Team
Nate Thurmond, San Francisco Warriors
Bill Russell, Boston Celtics
Jerry Sloan, Chicago Bulls
Dave DeBusschere, New York Knicks
Walt Frazier, New York Knicks

Second Team
Rudy LaRusso, San Francisco Warriors
John Havlicek, Boston Celtics
Bill Bridges, Atlanta Hawks
Tom Sanders, Boston Cetlics
Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers


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