The players have spoken.
The 2017 Players Voice Awards pick for "Best Defender" goes to...
Silence the offense 🔇. Best Defender goes to @KawhiLeonard. #PlayersVoice pic.twitter.com/RC0wQHxAhX— NBPA (@TheNBPA) August 18, 2017
On June 26, Draymond Green took home the Defensive Player of the Year award at the first annual NBA Awards Show.
He received 73 first-place votes, 22 second-place votes and three third-place votes. (Yes, he was left off of two ballots entirely)
Rudy Gobert was the runner-up with 16 first-place votes, 53 second-place votes and 30 third-place votes.
Kawhi finished in third with 11 first-place votes, 23 second-place votes and 58 third-place votes.
While the media recognized Draymond as the best defensive player in the NBA last season, his peers don't agree.
In 2015, Draymond finished runner-up and was left off 42 ballots.
In 2016, he finished runner-up and was left off nine ballots.
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller