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  • Who are the top contenders for the 2021 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award?
  • Big men make up the favorites, with Antetokounmpo, Davis and Gobert a the top of the board
  • Track how the odds fluctuate throughout the 2020-21 NBA season

We’ve been tracking the odds to win the 2021 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award all year long and have included the data below. The main graph on this page has been generated by calculating the average from many of our most trusted sportsbooks.

2021 NBA Defensive of the Year Odds

  • [January 6] Ben Simmons impressive start to the season has surged him into the top five contenders, now at average odds of +850 after opening at +2400
  • [November 26] Anthony Davis has opened as a slight +240 favorite to win the award in 2020-21. Rudy Gobert is at odds of +300 to win his 3rd DPOY in four years

2021 NBA DPOY Odds

Player Odds
Anthony Davis +250
Rudy Gobert +300
Giannis Antetokounmpo +400
Joel Embiid +900
Bam Adebayo +1000
Ben Simmons +1000
Myles Turner +3000
Kawhi Leonard +4000
Lugentz Dort +5000
Draymond Green +6000
Jrue Holiday +6000

Odds taken January 7th

While Giannis Antetokounmpo guns for his second straight year winning both MVP and DPOY, Anthony Davis is his biggest challenger – while AD also guns for his first MVP award.

Could Rudy Gobert win his third and tie Dwight Howard for second most all-time?

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Past 10 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Winners

Year Player Team
2020 Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
2019 Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz
2018 Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz
2017 Draymond Green Golden State Warriors
2016 Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs
2015 Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs
2014 Joakim Noah Chicago Bulls
2013 Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies
2012 Tyson Chandler New York Knicks
2011 Dwight Howard Orlando Magic