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This could be the first of many DPOY awards for Green. This past season, the subtraction of Andrew Bogut and addition of Kevin Durant meant less offensive work but far more defensive work for Green.

Green posted impeccable overall statistics, leading the league in steals (2.03 per game) for the team that led the league in that category and averaging 1.39 blocks, as the Warriors also led the National Basketball Association in that category.

Green recorded two blocks and 1.4 steals per game in the regular season. His 1.00 block and 5.1 rebounds per game ranked third and 12th, respectively among perimeter players.

Kawhi Leonard, who entered the year as the favorite to win the award for a third straight season, finished third, grabbing 182 total points while only receiving 11 first-place votes.

Embiid had the strongest stats, averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.45 blocks, but was limited to just 31 games because of injuries.




The Warriors needed Green to be even better this year.

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Draymond showed up to the NBA Awards Show in a (debatably) stylish outfit, with a teal tuxedo on top of black shorts.

Draymond Green is the NBA's 2017 Defensive Player of the Year. A good argument could have been made for him last season and the season before that, but voters opted to give it to Leonard. This is Beverley's second selection the All-Defensive team, earning second team distinction in 2013-14.

Roberson received 53 points in the voting process to earn a spot as one of two forwards on the second team. For the analytics people, his Defensive Win Shares of 3.0 was tied with Danny Green, and 0.1 behind Andre Roberson, both of whom made an All-Defensive team. Despite playing in a league that values high-scoring affairs and offense-first mentalities, Green has thrived as the best defender out there.

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