NBA Announce All-Defensive First and Second Teams

Apr 30, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) celebrates with point guard Mike Conley (11) and point guard Mike Conley (11) after scoring a basket against the Los Angeles Clippers in game five of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA have announced their first and second All-Defensive teams. You can find them below.

NBA All-Defensive First Team

LeBron James

Serge Ibaka

Tyson Chandler

Joakim Noah

Tony Allen

Chris Paul

NBA All-Defensive Second Team

Tim Duncan

Paul George

Marc Gasol

Avery Bradley

Mike Conley


What is interesting is that Marc Gasol, who won the Defensive Player of the Year award is not in the All-Defensive first team. However, the All-Defensive teams are voted by the coaches, whereas the DPOY award is voted by the media.

What do you think about the teams? Anyone missing? Let us know in the comment section below.
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Topics: Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, NBA Playoffs, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs

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  • Dan V

    How can they be 6 in the All-Defensive First Team???
    lets do better the homework

    • VytisRMC

      The homework is done correctly. In the case of a tie, both players make the team. This has happened before.