The NBA announced it’s All Defensive first team today. Tony Allen, Chris Paul, Joakim Noah/Tyson Chandler (tied), Serge Ibaka, and LeBron James were on the first team.
Avery Bradley made the second team. Here’s how that second team looks:
|Forward||Tim Duncan, San Antonio||3||14||20|
|Forward||Paul George, Indiana||7||13||27|
|Center||Marc Gasol, Memphis||5||2||12|
|Guard||Avery Bradley, Boston||10||5||25|
|Guard||Mike Conley, Memphis||4||11||19|
Bradley’s 10 first team votes got him close to Chris Paul (15 1st place votes, 37 points overall), and shows the league is really noticing his defensive impact.
The voting is done by the coaches… and keep in mind, Bradley missed half the year.
Bradley is the only Celtic to get any votes for the All Defensive team.
Congrats, Avery. Maybe next year with a full season in your actual position, you’ll get that first team All Defensive nod you deserve.