Draymond Green Early Favorite To Win Defensive Player Of The Year

  • Draymond Green is favored to win the Defensive Player of the Year with +180 odds.
  • Draymond Green has the second-best defensive rating this season with a 98.4 rating.

SAN FRANCISCO – With the NBA season in full swing, the odds on who will win the Defensive Player of the Year have shifted in favor of Draymond Green.

As the slight favorite at online sportsbooks to walk away with his second Defensive Player of the Year award, Green has proven to be a defensive force when on the court.

Defensive Player of the Year Odds To Win

  • Draymond Green +180
  • Rudy Gobert +200
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo +800
  • Bam Adebayo +1200
  • Anthony Davis +1500
  • Joel Embiid +2000

Green has been teetering back and forth with Rudy Gobert for the best defensive rating all season. Green currently has a defensive rating of 98.4 and averages 8 rpg, 1 blkpg, and 1.1 stlpg.

He has also helped lead the Golden State Warriors to the best defensive rating in the league as they have a 99.8 rating.

As long as Green can continue being a consistent defensive force all season long, he should be able to lock up the award.

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In The Running

Sitting close behind Draymond Green on the NBA odds board is Rudy Gobert. Gobert has a similar defensive impact that Green has as his defensive rating is 97, however, he has not had the same impact on the Utah Jazz as a whole as they are sixth in defensive rating as a team at 105.4.

Gobert’s defensive stats though have been incredible as he is leading the league in rebounds with 14.5 per game, fourth in blocks with 2.1 per game, and averaging 1 steal per game as well.

With that said, Draymond Green could have a slight advantage due to his defensive presence, but Gobert is not far behind making both of their odds well worth the risk this early on.