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Avery Bradley named NBA all-defensive first team, Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart honorable mention 05.25.16 at 5:22 pm ET
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Avery Bradley

Avery Bradley

The Celtics had a very good season and a good part of it was based on their improved defensive effort. 

Avery Bradley led that effort as a starter and, on Wednesday, was named to the NBA’s all-defensive first team by pro basketball media members.

Behind Bradley, the Celtics finished tied with the Clippers and Warriors for fourth in the NBA in defensive rating. Bradley was also the top finisher among guards in the Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year voting (sixth place overall). He averaged a career-high 1.54 steals for the Celtics in their breakout 48-win season under third-year coach Brad Stevens. 

Jae Crowder just missed a selection on the second team, finishing with 47 points, including three first-team votes. Marcus Smart, who often played alongside Bradley in the backcourt, finished with seven points and two first-team votes. 

Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs won the Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year award and finished with the most votes. 

2015-16 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM

Player (Team), 1st Team Votes, 2nd Team Votes, Total

Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio), 130, –, 260

Draymond Green (Golden State), 123, 5, 251

DeAndre Jordan (L.A. Clippers), 47, 43, 137

Avery Bradley (Boston), 62, 25, 149

Chris Paul (L.A. Clippers), 59, 30, 148

2015-16 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE SECOND TEAM

Player (Team), 1st Team Votes, 2nd Team Votes, Total

Paul Millsap (Atlanta), 11, 75, 97

Paul George (Indiana), 5 , 38, 48

Hassan Whiteside (Miami), 44, 38, 126

Tony Allen (Memphis), 44, 33, 121

Jimmy Butler (Chicago), 18, 26 , 62

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Rondo named to NBA-All Defensive Team 05.05.10 at 3:06 pm ET
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Rajon Rondo was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team, the league announced on Wednesday. Rondo finished second in voting to Dwight Howard. LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Gerald Wallace were also named to the First Team.

Rondo led the league with 2.3 steals per game during the regular season. He set a Celtics franchise record in single-season steals (189), held previously by Rick Fox (1996-97). Rondo also ranked 10th among all guards with 360 total rebounds (4.4 rpg).

Members of the First and Second Teams were voted on by position by the NBA’€™s head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for players from their own teams. Players received two points for a First Team vote and one point for a Second Team vote.

All-Defensive First Team
Center ‘€“ Dwight Howard, Magic (57 points)
Guard ‘€“ Rajon Rondo, Celtics (50 points)
Forward ‘€“ LeBron James, Cavaliers (45 points)
Guard ‘€“ Kobe Bryant, Lakers (34 points)
Forward ‘€“ Gerald Wallace, Bobcats (30 points)

All-Defensive Second Team
Center ‘€“ Tim Duncan, Spurs (21 points)
Guard ‘€“ Dwyane Wade, Heat (20 points)
Forward ‘€“ Josh Smith, Hawks (20 points)
Forward ‘€“ Anderson Varejao, Cavaliers (15 points)
Guard ‘€“ Thabo Sefolosha, Thunder (14 points)

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