The NBA has announced that Giannis Antetokounmpo was termed the 2019-20 Defensive Player of the Year, joining a prestigious list of Hall of Famers that won both this award and Most Valuable Player within the span of a profession.
It is well within reason that Antetokounmpo wins MVP this year but the mere truth that he matches this season’s defensive trophy together with his 2018-19 MVP is sufficient to place him in the elite company of Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson and Kevin Garnett.
Just Jordan and Olajuwon have won both at exactly the exact same season.
Antetokounmpo’s defensive credentials are not any joke, his versatility on that end of this floor permits the Milwaukee Bucks to trot a richly outstanding defense, even as Thinking Celtics Ben Taylor laid out at a featured movie before this season.
Antetokounmpo’s defensive array enables Milwaukee to trot out an ambitious defensive strategy that maximizes shotblockers such as Brook Lopez without forfeiting mid-range protection.
Milwaukee’s league-best defensive evaluation allowed the Bucks to stand up the very best internet rating from the league (by far) and march to some first-place finish at the Eastern Conference.
The two other nominees for its Defensive Player of the Year season were two-time winner Rudy Gobert and Anthony Davis. Ben Simmons, Bam Adebayo, Patrick Beverley and Andre Drummond also received first place votes.