NBA Announces 2017/18 All-Defensive Teams

The NBA has officially announced its 2017/18 All-Defensive First and Second Teams, with Defensive Player of the Year candidates Rudy Gobert and Anthony Davis headlining the First Team.

Gobert led the way in voting, receiving 94 of 100 potential First Team votes. He also received four Second Team votes, and was left off of just two ballots, earning him 192 total points (two points per First Team vote; one point per Second Team vote). It’s his second All-Defensive First Team nod.

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As Bobby Marks of ESPN notes (via Twitter), the All-Defensive recognition will pay off financially for Gobert, who earns a $500K bonus as a result of his spot on the First Team. Meanwhile, Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday will receive a more modest $100K bonus for being named to the All-Defensive First Team.

Here are the full voting results for the All-Defensive First and Second Teams, with each player’s point total noted in parentheses:

First Team

  • Rudy Gobert, C, Jazz (192)
  • Anthony Davis, F/C, Pelicans (163)
  • Victor Oladipo, G, Pacers (136)
  • Jrue Holiday, G, Pelicans (105)
  • Robert Covington, F, Sixers (90)

Second Team

Rockets point guard Chris Paul (74 points) and Thunder forward Paul George (69) narrowly missed earning spots on the All-Defensive Second Team. A total of 29 other players received at least one vote, led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson.

You can find the full voting results right here.

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9 thoughts on “NBA Announces 2017/18 All-Defensive Teams

  1. azcrook

    Draymond Green not on the first team…..
    Obviously some of the voters dislike his brashness and competitiveness

  2. I am very surprised that Embiid is in the 2nd team, I would have put him on the 1st team with AD, Gobert should be in the 2nd team. Personally I think the DPOY should be between AD & JE, but obviously looks like JE won’t get it, though Mutombo once was DPOY while been in the 2nd team…

  3. Give RoCo some love man. Is all about the Regular Season, who cares about the playoffs, is all defensive teams of the Season not playoffs.

  4. formerlyz

    Josh Richardson is a snub this year for sure. The numbers should have at least put him in a better position than 16th

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