Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert joins exclusive NBA club

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How much better can Rudy Gobert get?

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Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert, the NBA's Stifle Tower, won his third Defensive Player of the Year award and is now tied for third on the all-time list -- and he's only 28 years old (he'll turn 29 on June 26). Let's take a look at the 10 players who have won the award at least two times.

Dennis Rodman (2)

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Detroit Pistons (1990-91, 1989-90).

Hakeem Olajuwon (2)

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Houston Rockets (1993-94, 1992-93).

Alonzo Mourning (2)

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Miami Heat (1999-00, 1998-99).

Sidney Moncrief (2)

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Milwaukee Bucks (1983-84, 1982-83).

Kawhi Leonard (2)

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San Antonio Spurs (2015-16, 2014-15).

Mark Eaton (2)

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Utah Jazz (1988-89, 1984-85).

Dwight Howard (3)

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Orlando Magic (2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09).

Rudy Gobert (3)

May 7, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) blocks the shot of Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) in the fourth quarter at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz (2020-21, 2018-19, 2017-18).

Ben Wallace (4)

Detroit Pistons (2005-06, 2004-05, 2002-03, 2001-02).

Dikembe Mutombo (4)

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Atlanta Hawks/Philadelphia 76ers (2000-01). Atlanta Hawks (1997-98, 1996-97). Denver Nuggets (1994-95). Related: Foreign-born players who have been named NBA MVP.

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