Defensive Player of the Year isn't the most glamorous award that the NBA hands out, but it's certainly one of the most important ones. The Golden State Warriors can attest to that, as Draymond Green won the award for the 2016-17 season, after back-to-back second-place finishes - all while commanding an elite defense that played a huge role in some championships. It's often a more divisive award than MVP, because there aren't particularly good stats for defense.