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Rudy Gobert named NBA's Defensive Player of the Year... again

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Thunder's Steven Adams is at left. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has just been named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year, for the second year in a row.

Gobert led the league in blocks with 2.6 per game. He also averaged 16 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists per game.

Gobert is known as one of the league's best, if not THE best rim defender, altering shots and doing many things that don't appear on a stat sheet.

Gobert also broke the NBA record for most dunks in a season with 306, shattering Dwight Howard's record of 269 which he set in the 2007-08 season with Orlando.