Was Draymond snubbed by not winning Defensive Player of the Year? | The Tylt
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?
Was Draymond snubbed by not winning Defensive Player of the Year?
The numbers are what they are.
In total voting, Kawhi beat Draymond Green (2nd) 547 to 421. Kawhi had a 40-point edge (84-44) in 1st place votes.— Paul Garcia PS (@PaulGarciaPS) April 18, 2016
Kawhi Leonard is a steller defensive player. There's a reason he has won two years in a row. He's only the second player to win that title back-to-back.
But some fans still feel like Draymond got left out in the cold.
Draymond snubbed for DPOY 2 years in a row.. Smh— Andrew Stone (@AStizz_) April 18, 2016
Marcus is a sports columnist for the Bay Area News Group.
I don't have a vote but it would have been Draymond for DPOY. He's locking down two positions— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) April 18, 2016
1) Draymond guards 5 positions well and changed the game— Tim Frederici (@AccordingTo_Tim) April 18, 2016
2) reward Warriors as much as possible for 73-9 season
3) Kawhi won last year