Covington finishes 4th in Defensive Player of the Year voting

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Let's check in with Washington Wizards star John Wall regarding how he feels about the NBA's announcement Monday of the All-Defensive First and Second teams!

The 6-foot-6-inch guard was named a part of the NBA's All-Defensive Second Team after an outstanding season locking down opponents on that end of the floor. Golden State finished second in the National Basketball Association in defensive efficiency in 2016-17, and part of that was due to Green acting as they lynchpin.

Green also had the first triple-double in league history that came without points - on February 10, Green recorded 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals against the Memphis Grizzlies while scoring just four points for the game.

The other first-teamers were Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio, Draymond Green of Golden State and Rudy Gobert of Utah.

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Green was also named to the NBA All-Defensive Team for the third straight season, earning 99 first-team votes from the 100 sportswriters and broadcasters who voted on the team.

Brogdon, Saric and Embiid were finalists for the NBA Rookie of the Year.

Green, who anchored the NBA's second-best defense in the regular season was quick to thank his Warriors teammates. He also averaged 12.8 rebounds and 14.0 points in his fourth season.

This could be the first of many DPOY awards for Green.

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Westbrook's award ended a two-year streak of MVP trophies won by the Warriors' Stephen Curry.

Anthony Davis picked up yet another postseason honor on Monday.

Green, who has been outspoken about his desire to win the award after finishing runner-up the last two years, humbly accepted the award in person during the inaugural NBA Awards show in New York City. Gobert was named on 97 first-team ballots and Leonard on 93. Leonard received 192 points in total, with 186 of them coming from the votes for the first team.

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