Gobert elected best defensive player for the third time
NBA announces Jazz centerRudy Gobert was elected the best defensive player of the 2020-21 season.
This is the third time that Gobert has won the best defensive player award in the past four seasons. He is also Dikembe Mutombo, Ben Wallace, Dwight Howard, the only player to win the best defensive player award three times.
This season, Gobert averaged 14.3 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game. The Jazz ranked third in points per 100 possessions.
Gobert got 84 first votes, with a total of 464 points. Ben Simmons got 15 first votes with a total of 287 points.