The most unsung superstar in the NBA, Kawhi Leonard, was named the 2015-16 Defensive Player Of The Year today in a landslide. The Claw received 84 first place votes out of a possible 130 whereas the runner-up, Draymond Green, tallied 44 first place nominations.
On the eve of his second straight DPOY Award, Leonard’s defensive prowess was on full display as the Spurs ROUTED a depleted Grizzlies squad in Game 1 of their first round series.
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Repeating as Defensive Player Of The Year in the same season that he made his first All-Star team? It’s no wonder [Kah]why he’ll be receiving some MVP consideration from the powers that be. Even though we all know there’s a certain someone in the Bay Area who plans on going back-to-back as well.