The NBA All-Defense teams have been announced ahead of the NBA Awards holding on Monday night.
The three finalist for the KIA NBA Defensive Player of the Year – Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs, Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors, and Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz- led the way with the most votes.
The other two players selected in the All Defensive First team were Chris Paul of the LA Clippers and Patrick Beverley of the Houston Rockets.
The NBA All-Defensive Second Team consists of guards Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies and Danny Green of the Spurs, center Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans and forwards Andre Roberson of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks.
One of the biggest talking points so far following the announcement of the teams is the snub of Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley and Warriors guard Klay Thompson.
How the hell is Avery Bradley not on the all defensive team?? That’s crazy!!
— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) June 26, 2017
No Avery Bradley all-defense?! On the behalf of the players… he deserves it!
— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) June 26, 2017
Avery Bradley defensive team snub PERIOD pic.twitter.com/ybgVD8QIJe
— Percy Mack (@Nicktheegr8) June 26, 2017
Klay Thompson did not make an All defense team pic.twitter.com/QsC1Jb9p8y
— NBA News Pass (@nba_pass) June 26, 2017
Klay Thompson got robbed
— Lo ? (@lo_litchfield) June 26, 2017
Avery Bradley and Klay Thompson should’ve made 1st team defense over CP3 and Patrick Beverly of all fuckin’ people
— Eldridge Please-Her (@82ndmackin) June 26, 2017