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
PositionPlayer, TeamFirst-team pointsSecond-team pointsTotal points
CenterDwight Howard, Magic27256
GuardRajon Rondo, Celtics16739
ForwardLeBron James, Heat17438
GuardKobe Bryant, Lakers13733
ForwardKevin Garnett, Celtics15333
2010-11 NBA All-Defensive Second Team
PositionPlayer, TeamFirst-team pointsSecond-team pointsTotal points
GuardTony Allen, Grizzlies7923
GuardChris Paul, Hornets6618
CenterTyson Chandler, Mavericks31117
ForwardAndre Iguodala, 76ers5515
Forward/CenterJoakim Noah, Bulls3915

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.