San Antonio Spurs Star Kawhi Leonard Wins The Kia Defensive Player Of The Year
The San Antonio Spurs Star Kawhi Leonard wins the Kia Defensive Player of the year according to NBA. He becomes the sixth forward over 42 years to lead the league in steals and the first Spurs player to win the award since David Robinson in 1991-92.
Leonard finished the regular season strong with career highs in steals and rebounds. He had 2.31 steals and 5.9 defensive rebounds to help the Spurs defensively on the court. The Spurs gave up 97.1 points on 100 possessions with Leonard on the court compare to 102. 2 points when he’s off the court.
Deandre Jordan, Los Angelos Clippers Center finished in second place. Draymond Green, Golden State Warrios Forward finished in third place. On behalf of Kia Motors supporting the award, Leonard will donate the 2016 Kia Sorento LX Cuv to Respite Care of San Antonio, Inc. This company provides care for children with special needs and have been taken to protective custody as a result from abuse and neglect.