Utah Jazz shooting guard Donovan Mitchell thinks center Rudy Gobert “should be Defensive Player of the Year again.”

Gobert won the award last season and is having another stellar defensive campaign for the Jazz in 2018-19.

“Rudy, obviously, definitely deserves it,” Mitchell said, via Eric Walden of the Salt Lake Tribune. “I think he should be Defensive Player of the Year again, there’s no doubt in my mind. There’s no doubt in my mind he’ll win the award, as well.”

The Jazz allow the fourth-fewest points per game on the season and Gobert is the main reason why.

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The Stifle Tower is averaging 2.3 blocks per game. That ranks fourth in the NBA. Gobert has the second-most blocks on the season entering Saturday with 183.

Even if he doesn’t block the shot, Gobert alters so many shots at the rim for the Jazz, who are 49-30 on the season. Utah is in the fifth spot in the Western Conference standings.

With Mitchell scoring the ball at a high-level and Gobert protecting the paint, the Jazz are set up to go on a deep playoff run this season. Utah went to the second-round of the 2018 playoffs, where they lost to James Harden and the Houston Rockets.