Love, 28, has two guaranteed seasons remaining on his contract, worth $46.7 million, and a player option for $25.6 million in 2019-2020.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul and Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley were also selected to the honor squad by a 100-member global media panel.
Check out the full breakdown of the NBA's All-Defensive First and Second teams below.
In a year in which the Warriors were coming off a 73-9 season, and after an offseason where they added Kevin Durant, Green's importance to the team was never overstated. James tallied three total points after somehow receiving one second-place vote.
This could be the first of many DPOY awards for Green.
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Green also earned a spot on this year's NBA All-Defensive First Team accumulating more points (198) and First Team votes (99) than any other player in the league. Whiteside was the second-team center for the 2015-16 season.
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Green posted impeccable overall statistics, leading the league in steals (2.03 per game) for the team that led the league in that category and averaging 1.39 blocks, as the Warriors also led the National Basketball Association in that category.
Roberson joined Memphis' Tony Allen, San Antonio's Danny Green, New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo on the All-Defense Second Team. Gobert got 97 and Leonard received 93.