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NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award Winners

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A year-by-year list of the Kia Defensive Player of the Year Award winners:

YEAR PLAYER TEAM

2019-20 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (Voting)

2018-19 Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz (Voting)

2017-18 Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz (Voting)

2016-17 Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors (Voting)

2015-16 Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs (Voting)

2014-15 Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

2013-14 Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls

2012-13 Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies

2011-12 Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks

2010-11 Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic

2009-10 Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic

2008-09 Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic

2007-08 Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics

2006-07 Marcus Camby, Denver Nuggets

2005-06 Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons

2004-05 Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons

2003-04 Ron Artest, Indiana Pacers

2002-03 Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons

2001-02 Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons

2000-01 Dikembe Mutombo, Philadelphia 76ers

1999-00 Alonzo Mourning, Miami Heat

1998-99 Alonzo Mourning, Miami Heat

1997-98 Dikembe Mutombo, Atlanta Hawks

1996-97 Dikembe Mutombo, Atlanta Hawks

1995-96 Gary Payton, Seattle SuperSonics

1994-95 Dikembe Mutombo, Denver Nuggets

1993-94 Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets

1992-93 Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets

1991-92 David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs

1990-91 Dennis Rodman, Detroit Pistons

1989-90 Dennis Rodman, Detroit Pistons

1988-89 Mark Eaton, Utah Jazz

1987-88 Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

1986-87 Michael Cooper, Los Angeles Lakers

1985-86 Alvin Robertson, San Antonio Spurs

1984-85 Mark Eaton, Utah Jazz

1983-84 Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee Bucks

1982-83 Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee Bucks