NBA Awards: Defensive Player of the Year, Full List of Winners

This is the complete list of all the NBA players that won the Defensive Player of the Year Award.

Current DPOY:

Draymond Green
2016-17 Defensive Player of the Year

NBA Awards: Defensive Player of the Year

Every year since the 1982-83 season the best NBA defender is selected by a national panel of pro basketball writers and broadcasters and the winner receives the Defensive Player of the Year Award.

Former season MVP Kevin Garnett won the 2007-08 Defensive Player of the Year becoming only the fourth player to win this award and the Championship in the same year.

The list if full of big names like Ben Wallace, Dennis Rodman, Hakeem Olajuwon and Michael Jordan. .

More about the Defensive Player of the Year:
DPOY Yearly - DPOY by Player - DPOY by Team


NBA Champions = NBA Champion that same year

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NBA Awards: Defensive Player of the Year, full list of winners

Season Player   Team Rebounds Steals Blocks
2016-17 Draymond Green
NBA Champions
Golden State Warriors 7.9 2.0 1.4
2015-16 Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs 6.8 1.8 1.0
2014-15 Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs 7.2 2.3 0.8
2013-14 Joakim Noah Chicago Bulls 11.3 1.2 1.5
2012-13 Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies 7.8 1.0 1.7
2011-12 Tyson Chandler New York Knicks 9.9 0.9 1.4
2010-11 Dwight Howard Orlando Magic 14.1 1.4 2.4
2009-10 Dwight Howard Orlando Magic 13.2 0.9 2.8
2008-09 Dwight Howard Orlando Magic 13.8 1.0 2.9
2007-08 Kevin Garnett
NBA Champions
Boston Celtics 9.2 1.4 1.3
2006-07 Marcus Camby Denver Nuggets 11.7 1.2 3.3
2005-06 Ben Wallace Detroit Pistons 11.3 1.8 2.2
2004-05 Ben Wallace Detroit Pistons 12.2 1.4 2.4
2003-04 Metta World Peace (1) Indiana Pacers 5.3 2.1 0.7
2002-03 Ben Wallace Detroit Pistons 15.4 1.4 3.2
2001-02 Ben Wallace Detroit Pistons 13.0 1.7 3.5
2000-01 Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks / Philadelphia 76ers 13.5 0.4 2.7
1999-00 Alonzo Mourning Miami Heat 9.5 0.5 3.7
1998-99 Alonzo Mourning Miami Heat 11.0 0.7 3.9
1997-98 Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks 11.4 0.4 3.4
1996-97 Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks 11.6 0.6 3.3
1995-96 Gary Payton Seattle Supersonics 4.2 2.9 0.2
1994-95 Dikembe Mutombo Denver Nuggets 12.5 0.5 3.9
1993-94 Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Champions
Houston Rockets 11.9 1.6 3.7
1992-93 Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets 13.0 1.8 4.2
1991-92 David Robinson San Antonio Spurs 12.2 2.3 4.5
1990-91 Dennis Rodman Detroit Pistons 12.5 0.8 0.7
1989-90 Dennis Rodman
NBA Champions
Detroit Pistons 9.7 0.6 0.7
1988-89 Mark Eaton Utah Jazz 10.3 0.5 3.8
1987-88 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls 5.5 3.2 1.6
1986-87 Michael Cooper
NBA Champions
Los Angeles Lakers 3.1 1.0 0.5
1985-86 Alvin Robertson San Antonio Spurs 6.3 3.7 0.5
1984-85 Mark Eaton Utah Jazz 11.3 0.4 5.6
1983-84 Sidney Moncrief Milwaukee Bucks 6.7 1.4 0.3
1982-83 Sidney Moncrief Milwaukee Bucks 5.8 1.5 0.3


(1) When he won the award his name was Ron Artest. He changed it to Metta World Peace after the 2010-11 season.