NBA All Defensive Team
The NBA All Defensive team was named, and it was very strange. League MVP Lebron James had the most votes, which leads me to believe he should have been defensive player of the year as well. The actual Defensive Player of the Year, Tyson Chandler was on the second team. That’s right the Defensive Player of the Year didn’t even make the first team. But that would’ve been added pressure on Lebron, so he probably doesn’t mind.
Here is the balloting from NBA.com
|2011-12 NBA All-Defensive First Team|
|2011-12 NBA All-Defensive Second Team|
Other players receiving votes, with point totals (First Team votes in parentheses): Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia, 19 (4); Joakim Noah, Chicago, 14; Iman Shumpert, New York, 13 (4); Paul George, Indiana, 10 (2); Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 9 (2); Josh Smith, Atlanta, 8 (2); Dwyane Wade, Miami, 5 (1); Thabo Sefolosha, Oklahoma City, 5 (1); Grant Hill, Phoenix, 5 (1); Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 5 (1); Avery Bradley, Boston, 3 (1); Marc Gasol, Memphis, 3 (1); Metta World Peace, L.A. Lakers, 3; Shawn Marion, Dallas, 3; Joe Johnson, Atlanta, 2, (1); Mike Conley, Memphis, 2; Derrick Rose, Chicago, 1; Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia, 1; Carlos Boozer, Chicago, 1; Luc Mbah a Moute, Milwaukee, 1.