Rudy Gobert wins third defensive player of the year award

  • Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was announced as the NBA’s defensive player of the year Wednesday. This marks the third time in four years Gobert has claimed the award. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Rudy Gobert, the Utah Jazz center, won yet another Defensive Player of the Year Award, the NBA announced Wednesday. It was Gobert’s third time winning the award in four years. He is the fourth player in league history to win the honor three times after four-time winners Dikembe Mutombo and Ben Wallace and three-time winner Dwight Howard.