Spurs receive votes, not enough for All-Defensive Team

The All-NBA Defensive first and second teams were announced and while San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan received 11 votes (three for first team) and ManuGinobili received two votes (one for first team) it was not enough for either to be named to either team:

2010-11 NBA All-Defensive First Team
Position Player, Team First-team points Second-team points Total points
Center Dwight Howard, Magic 27 2 56
Guard Rajon Rondo, Celtics 16 7 39
Forward LeBron James, Heat 17 4 38
Guard Kobe Bryant, Lakers 13 7 33
Forward Kevin Garnett, Celtics 15 3 33
2010-11 NBA All-Defensive Second Team
Position Player, Team First-team points Second-team points Total points
Guard Tony Allen, Grizzlies 7 9 23
Guard Chris Paul, Hornets 6 6 18
Center Tyson Chandler, Mavericks 3 11 17
Forward Andre Iguodala, 76ers 5 5 15
Forward/Center Joakim Noah, Bulls 3 9 15

Duncan pretty much has made this team throughout his career but his major drop in production this season proved to end this streak. However, despite his drop in production, he still averaged a respectable 8.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks this season. He upped these numbers in the playoffs averaging 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks.

For Ginobili, it was just tough competition ahead of him at the guard position. Lakers’ Bryant, Hornets’ Paul and especially Memphis’ Allen just were that much better defenders than Ginobili. 

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