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NBA Defensive Player of the Year Odds 2024
Who won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award last year?
Memphis Grizzlies power forward Jaren Jackson is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year. The 23-year-old big man led the NBA with three blocked shots per game and altered countless more, proving to be an excellent last line of defense.
Who decides the NBA Defensive Player of the Year?
As with other NBA end-of-season awards, the Defensive Player of the Year is selected by a panel of North American sportswriters. Each member of the panel casts a first, second and third place vote (worth 5 points, 3 points and 1 point, respectively), and the player with the most points wins.
Can a player win Defensive Player of the Year more than once?
Yes, 10 different players have won NBA Defensive Player of the Year more than once, led by Ben Wallace and Dikembe Mutombo with four apiece. The active players with multiple Defensive Player of the Year awards are Clippers swingman Kawhi Leonard and Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert.
Which player holds the most NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards?
Two players have amassed four Defensive Player of the year awards: Dikembe Mutombo and Ben Wallace. Mutombo won his four awards in 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2001 — once for the Denver Nuggets, twice for the Atlanta Hawks, and once for the Philadelphia 76ers respectively. Wallace’s awards came in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006, all whilst playing for the Detroit Pistons.
Who is the favorite to win NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2024?
At the time of writing, Jaren Jackson is the favorite among NBA DPoY odds, with +550 at BetMGM.
When is the NBA Defensive Player of the Year announced?
The NBA Defensive Player of the Year will be announced shortly after the conclusion of the NBA Finals sometime in June 2024. The three finalists will be announced soon after the end of the regular season, with the final games dated for April 14 2024. If you're looking to get the best odds for NBA Defensive Player of the Year, generally speaking you'll get them earlier in the season rather than later.