Jazz center Rudy Gobert wins 2019 Defensive Player award
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 25, 2019 11:04 AM
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 24: Rudy Gobert accepts the Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year award onstage during the 2019 NBA Awards presented by Kia at Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Turner Sports)
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz has won Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season at the NBA Awards.
“It’s a team game and when you have guys that bring it every night and come every day with the same focus and compete like we do, it’s inspirational.”#TakeNote | @rudygobert27 pic.twitter.com/vRAMMXJWQU— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) June 25, 2019
The 26-year-old center from France beat out Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee and Paul George of Oklahoma City.