Jazz center Rudy Gobert won the 2018-19 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award.
Gobert won the award for the second straight year over some stiff competition in Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George. He averaged 2.3 blocks and a career-high 12.9 rebounds in 2018. Both of those numbers ranked in the top-5 in the NBA. The “Stifle Tower” becomes just the 10th player in NBA history with at least two DPOY awards.