Noah dominates all-defensive voting

Noah dominates all-defensive voting

Posted by mikemcgraw on Mon, 06/02/2014 - 14:01

The NBA announced the all-defensive teams today (don't know why it took so long) and Bulls center Joakim Noah easily received the most votes. That makes sense, since he also won defensive player of the year, although it seems like that happened about 3 months ago.

Jimmy Butler made the second team all-defense, while Taj Gibson and Kirk Hinrich were relatively high in others receiving votes. Of course, that also explains why the Bulls are going to pursue Carmelo Anthony this summer. Too many defensive players. They need some scorers.

In the past, NBA coaches have voted for the all-defensive teams, but that may have changed this year.

Rather than list everyone, here's the full voting results. Hopefully, we'll find out soon who gave two votes to Houston's James Harden, whose uninterested defense was a subplot in itself this season:

2013-14 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM

Position Player, Team 1st Team 2nd Team Total
Votes (2 pts) Votes (1pt) Points
Center Joakim Noah, Chicago 105 13 223
Forward Paul George, Indiana 65 31 161
Guard Chris Paul, LA Clippers 64 28 156
Forward Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City 54 44 152
Grd/Fwd Andre Iguodala, Golden State 57 34 148

2013-14 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE SECOND TEAM

Position Player, Team 1st Team 2nd Team Total
Votes (2 pts) Votes (1pt) Points
Forward LeBron James, Miami 57 20 134
Guard Patrick Beverley, Houston 44 24 112
Guard Jimmy Butler, Chicago 29 45 103
Forward Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio 16 57 89
Center Roy Hibbert, Indiana 15 46 76

Other players receiving votes, with point totals (First Team votes in parentheses): DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers 63 (14); Anthony Davis, New Orleans, 62 (18); Tony Allen, Memphis, 60 (17); Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 45 (12); Dwight Howard, Houston, 26 (6); Taj Gibson, Chicago, 21 (2); Mike Conley, Memphis, 21 (5); Ricky Rubio, Minnesota, 19 (5); Lance Stephenson, Indiana, 14 (3); P.J. Tucker, Phoenix, 13 (2); Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City, 10 (2); Kyle Lowry, Toronto, 10 (3); Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix, 9 (1); Marc Gasol, Memphis, 8; John Wall, Washington, 8 (1); Thabo Sefolosha, Oklahoma City, 8 (1); Kirk Hinrich, Chicago, 7 (2); Trevor Ariza, Washington, 5 (2); Avery Bradley, Boston, 5 (1); Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 5 (1); Klay Thompson, Golden State, 5; Andrew Bogut, Golden State, 4; Chris Bosh, Miami, 4 (1); Luol Deng, Cleveland, 4 (1); Wesley Matthews, Portland, 4 (1); Tony Parker, San Antonio, 4 (1); Nicolas Batum, Portland, 3 (1); Stephen Curry, Golden State, 3 (1); Danny Green, San Antonio, 3 (1); Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte, 3; Shaun Livingston, Brooklyn, 3 (1); Victor Oladipo, Orlando, 3 (1); DeMarre Carroll, Atlanta, 2; Matt Barnes, L.A. Clippers, 2 (1); James Harden, Houston, 2; George Hill, Indiana, 2; Jeff Teague, Atlanta, 2; Dwyane Wade, Miami, 2 (1); Kemba Walker, Charlotte, 2; David West, Indiana, 2; Arron Afflalo, Orlando, 1; Corey Brewer, Minnesota, 1; Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia,1; Darren Collison, L.A. Clippers, 1; DeMar DeRozan, Toronto, 1; Andre Drummond, Detroit, 1; Monta Ellis, Dallas, 1; Danny Granger, L.A. Clippers, 1; Draymond Green, Golden State, 1; Reggie Jackson, Oklahoma City, 1; David Lee, Golden State, 1; Paul Millsap, Atlanta, 1; Rajon Rondo, Boston, 1.

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