memphis grizzlies Ahead Jaron Jackson Jr.., who was named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year last month, led the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team, which the league unveiled Tuesday afternoon.
Jackson was joined on the first team by two other finalists for top defensive honors – milwaukee bucks Center Brooke Lopez And cleveland cavaliers power forward evan mobley With bucks guard junior holiday And Chicago Bulls guard alex caruso,
Jackson’s Companion dillon brooks Was one of five players named to the league’s All-Defensive Second Team. he had joined toronto raptors Ahead OG Anunobi, Golden State Warriors Ahead Draymond Green, Miami Heat Center bomb adebayo And Boston Celtics guard derrick white,
All five players named to the first team made it through easily, landing on at least 75 of the 100 ballots—including at least 49 first-place votes for each.
forward Rs. giannis antetocampo finished with more total votes (44) and points (60) than Adebayo (40 and 53, respectively). But Antetokounmpo’s votes came up front, while Adebayo came in at center, earning the Heat big man a second-team all-defensive center spot.
Jackson, who led the NBA with 3.0 blocks, was named to the All-Defensive First Team for the second year in a row, becoming the second-youngest player in NBA history to win Defensive Player of the Year. Meanwhile, López earned his second All-Defense selection of his career after leading the league in assists with 1,362 and blocking 2.5 shots per game.
Holliday received his fifth All-Defense selection in the last six seasons as he and López helped lead the Bucks to the NBA’s third-best defense this season.
Mobley, in his second season, established himself as one of the league’s most versatile defensive veterans and partnered with center Jarrett Allen What was the NBA’s best defense to power up?
Caruso was the backbone of Chicago’s surprising finish as the fifth-best defense, as the Bulls were better by six points per 100 possessions this season defensively.
The announcement of the All-Defensive Team comes in the wake of the league announcing its All-Rookie Teams on Monday. On Wednesday night, the league will unveil its All-NBA teams, before the final week of award voting with the presentation of the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award on Thursday afternoon.