NBA Awards: Defensive Player of the Year, Grouped by Team

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

Team with more awards:

Detroit Pistons
6 times had the 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.

On this list the DPOYs are grouped by team, with the Detroit Pistons at the top with 6 awards.

The Spurs and second thanks to Kawhi Leonard who won the Defensive Player of The Year Award in 2015 and 2016.

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


NBA Awards: All-time list of teams who had the winner of the Defensive Player of the Year award.

Awards NBA Team
Player
/
Season
6 Detroit Pistons
Ben Wallace
Dennis Rodman
4 San Antonio Spurs
Kawhi Leonard
Alvin Robertson
David Robinson
3 Atlanta Hawks
Dikembe Mutombo
2000-01 (played for Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers)
3 Orlando Magic
Dwight Howard
2 Milwaukee Bucks
Sidney Moncrief
2 Chicago Bulls
Michael Jordan
Joakim Noah
2 Miami Heat
Alonzo Mourning
2 Utah Jazz
Mark Eaton
2 Denver Nuggets
Marcus Camby
Dikembe Mutombo
2 Houston Rockets
Hakeem Olajuwon
1 Philadelphia 76ers
Dikembe Mutombo
2000-01 (played for Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers)
1 Boston Celtics
Kevin Garnett
1 Memphis Grizzlies
Marc Gasol
1 New York Knicks
Tyson Chandler
1 Los Angeles Lakers
Michael Cooper
1 Indiana Pacers
Metta World Peace
1 Oklahoma City Thunder
Gary Payton
1995-96 (Seattle Supersonics)
1 Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green