Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Named 2019-20 NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the 2019-20 NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday.  The 25-year-old Antetokounmpo beat out Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis and Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert to earn the award for the first time in his seven-year career. He captured the award in a landslide, receiving 75 first-place votes and earning 432 total points.

Antetokounmpo becomes the second player in Bucks history to win the award, joining two-time winner Sidney Moncrief. Antetokounmpo is a  two-time NBA All-Defensive selection, averaging 13.6 rebounds, one block and one steal in 30.4 minutes per game this season. He is also the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player, and considered the favorite to win the league’s MVP award this year.

Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2019-20 NBA Defensive Player of the Year


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