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Those are the thoughts probably running through Draymond Green's head as he wins his first (of many, probably) Defensive Player of the Year award.

The Spurs' Kawhi Leonard and coach Gregg Popovich are finalists for a total of three awards at tonight's inaugural NBA Awards. He averaged 1.0 steals and 0.9 blocks per game last season, and was one of the top perimeter defenders. Despite multiple roster changes Green was able to help the Warriors maintain their elite level defense for the third straight year and win their second title in three years. His 2.2 blocks per game ranked second in the league. Green won the Big Ten Player of the Year award his final season - a year in which the Spartans ended the regular season in a three-way tie for first-place in the Big Ten.

Aided in part by his strong defense, Wall burst on to the scene this year, earning third team All-NBA honors.

He's up for the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year and NBA MVP awards on Monday night.

The Warriors' emotional leader, Draymond Green, was named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year on Monday at the league's first Awards show in NY. He also became the first player in franchise history to register at least 150 steals and 100 blocked shots in a season. Golden State allowed 101.1 points per 100 possessions, which wast just 0.2 points behind Leonard's Spurs.

Guard Tony Allen (Memphis), center Anthony Davis (New Orleans) and forwards Andre Roberson (Oklahoma City) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee) joined Green on the second unit.

The official panel of writers and broadcasters who cover the National Basketball Association isn't so sure.

Whiteside did receive 25 votes, including 1 vote as First-Team.


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