Jaren Jackson Jr. (23, Memphis Grizzlies) was recognized for his defensive skills.
According to what the NBA Secretariat announced on the morning of the 18th (Korean time), Jackson Jr. gave her the first American Professional Basketball (NBA) Defender of the Year award in her life.
Jackson Jr. was honored ahead of Defensive of the Year finalists Brooke Lopez of the Milwaukee Bucks and Evan Mobley of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He received 56 votes out of 100, while runner-up Lopez received 31 votes.
Jackson Jr. proved her worth with her first All-Star selection of the season온라인카지노 and culminated with the Defensive Player of the Year award. He averaged 18.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1 steal and 3 blocks in 63 regular season games.
Jackson Jr., who led the league with 2.3 blocked shots last season, became the best blocker in the league this season as well. Above all, in modern basketball, where it is difficult to create blocks as the frequency of 3-point shots increases, Jackson Jr. boasted tremendous rim protection skills.
On top of that, his career 3-point success rate of 35.2% (4.7 attempts) makes the 6-foot-11-inch (211 cm) Jackson Jr. even more special. He struggled with injuries early in his career and missed many games. But healthy, he’s one of the most versatile big men in the NBA and has developed into a stellar defenseman over the past two seasons.
Along with All-Star guard Ja Morant, Jackson Jr. led the Memphis Grizzlies to a 51-31 record this season to second in the league for the second consecutive season.
Jackson Jr. gave the first game to the Los Angeles Lakers in the first game of the Western Conference playoffs held on the 17th. In the game that day, he struggled with 31 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks and 1 block.
Meanwhile, 34-year-old veteran Lopez, who unfortunately finished second in the Defensive of the Year award, averaged 15.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. He had his most productive season since joining Milwaukee and led the team to a league-leading finish.
Mobley, a sophomore forward, ranked third and averaged 16.2 points, 9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.5 blocks per game. He led Cleveland, along with center Jarrett Allen, to the league’s fourth seed.