2013 NBA All-Defensive Teams Announced May 13, 2013 21:48
Marc Gasol might have won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award, but he wasn't voted into the 2013 All-Defensive First Team.
Instead, LeBron James and Tony Allen are listed at the top, with Allen getting 53 points, and LeBron getting 52 votes over all. Each player got 25 votes to be in the First Team.
Other players to make it into the NBA All-Defensive First Team are Chris Paul, Serge Ibaka, Tyson Chandler and Joakim Noah. Marc Gasol can however, settle for a place on the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. He's in there, along with Avery Bradley, Mike Conley, Tim Duncan and Paul George.
30 NBA head coachers are asked to cast their votes, selecting first and second team players by position. Coaches can't pick someone from their own team. Two points are given to a player who gets a first team vote, and one point is given for a second team vote. This is what the standings look like:
NBA 2013 All-Defensive First Team
- Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies - 53 points, 25 First Team votes
- LeBron James, Miami Heat - 52 points, 25 First Team votes
- Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder - 46 points, 17 First Team votes
- Chris Paul, LA Clippers - 37 points, 15 First Team votes
- Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks - 24 points, 9 First Team votes
- Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls - 24 points, 8 First Team votes
- Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics
- Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzles
- Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
- Paul George, Indiana Pacers
- Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies