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Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert has been named the Defensive Player of the year for the 2020-2021 NBA Season.
Gobert has spent 7 years with the Jazz, after initially being traded on draft night and selected 27th overall in 2013 by the Denver Nuggets. Gobert's hustle, drive, and out-right domination on the court has now handed him his 3rd DPOY award in his career ('18, '19, '21).
In 585 career games, Gobert has been named the 2016-2017 blk champ, a 2x-All Star, 3x All-NBA, and 4x All-defensive. In just this season alone, he has led with 13.5 rebounds and 190 blocks.
Following Gobert, Ben Simmons (76ers) and Draymond Green (Golden State) finished in 2nd and 3rd for the DPOY title.
Currently seeded #1 in the eastern conference, the Utah Jazz led by Donovan Mitchell and Gobert are leading the Jazz-Clippers series 1-0.