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NBA All-Defensive Teams Announced

Earlier today, the NBA All-Defensive Teams were announced.

 

Despite being named the Defensive Player of the Year, the Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol finds himself on the Second Team. It’s the second straight year this has happened. Last year Tyson Chandler was also named the Defensive Player of the Year without being named to the First Team All Defense.

It is the fifth straight appearance on the First Team for LeBron James. Tony Allen, Serge Ibaka and Chris Paul make their second straight appearances. (The third time overall for Paul). Tyson Chandler and Joakim Noah, who ended up tied for the Center position, are both making their first appearance on the First Team.

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