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Antetokounmpo Wins 2020 NBA Defensive Player Award, Whiteside Gets Vote

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The NBA blocked shots leader finishes Top 12 for defense.

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has claimed the NBA KIA Defensive Player of the Year award for 2019-2020. Antetokounmpo beat out Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers and Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz for the honor. Those three shared the bulk of first-place votes, with Bam Adebayo, Ben Simmons, Patrick Beverley, and Andre Drummond also earning at least one.

Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside got a single second-place vote, finishing 11th in the balloting.