Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart captured his first career NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award last season. Smart received 37 first-place votes, becoming the first guard to win the award since Gary Payton in 1996.
Who are the early favorites to walk away with this year’s hardware? Here’s a look at updated odds at the online sportsbook:
NBA Defensive Player of the Year Odds: Preseason DPOY Odds
Unsurprisingly, it’s Minnesota Timberwolves big man and three-time DPOY recipient Rudy Gobert leading the way at +400 odds.
Should Gobert reclaim the crown, he would join Hall of Famers Dikembe Mutombo and Ben Wallace as the only four-time winners in the history of the NBA.
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