Anthony Davis
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The Los Angeles Lakers forward Danny Green says Anthony Davis is on the right path to win his first Defensive Player of the Year award this year, per Erik Garcia Gundersen of LeBron Wire:

“He’s been the Defensive Player of the Year. Hands down. He’s led by his actions, by his vocal, by his communication. His standards for everybody and for ‘Bron. He’s the reason why you see ‘Bron out there scrambling and hustling, doing all the things that he’s been doing. He’s been pushing him on that end of the floor. We all have, but those two have a special relationship. AD has been leading by example and with his words and what he’s done vocally. That’s why our defense has been so great thus far. We want to try and be better for the full 48, but he’s the foundation of our defense,” Green said.

This season, Davis is averaging 26.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 2.8 blocks, and 3.4 assists per contest, while shooting at 47.9% from the field.