Robbins tabbed Smart to get his nod at DPOY. It was not an easy task for him. “The Defensive Player of the Year choice was the most difficult choice for me because how a player performs on that end is subjective,”The Athletic writer.
“Marcus Smart’s defensive acumen, versatility, and relentless effort are clear to my eye, but Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and others have those traits also,”Robbins was also added
“In the end, Smart’s status as the best defender on the team with the league’s best defensive rating is what cemented my choice.”
Tatum is First Team All NBA to Robbins