For a second season in a row, Warriors' Draymond Green (44 first-place votes, 421 points) finished runner up to Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (84 first-place votes, 547 points) for Defensive Player of the Year. Like last year, Green was left off several DPoY ballots.
During the last season, Green was left off 42 ballots – this year, he was left off nine ballots. Even if Green had won all 9 ballots as first-place votes (5 points each), he still would have come in second.
However, fans think Draymond was snubbed, arguing he guards against multiple positions. Was he snubbed?