Anthony Davis named to NBA's All-Defensive Second Team

Jonathan Hernandez
June 28, 2017

Mike D'Antoni was then voted Coach of the Year, the second time he has won the award. This past season, the subtraction of Andrew Bogut and addition of Kevin Durant meant less offensive work but far more defensive work for Green. He led the league in steals and on February 10 had the league's first triple-double ever that didn't include points, finishing with 11 rebounds, 10 steals and 10 assists.

On the season, Wall averaged 2 steals and 0.6 blocks per game.

Two days after Draymond Green said he no longer cared about the Defensive Player of the Year award, the Warriors forward got it anyway. With per game averages of 23.1 points and 10.7 assists, he officially rose to superstar level in the eyes of most members of the national media.

Green also drew attention at the awards show for his outfit, which featured a jacket, bow tie and shorts.

Paul joined Golden State's Draymond Green, Utah's Rudy Gobert, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and Houston's Patrick Beverly on the All-Defensive First Team.

With winning the Defensive Player of the Year Award, Green becomes the first player in franchise history to do so.

In 2014-15, Green was 16 points behind Leonard, while in 2015-16, Green fell further behind the reigning champion. James tallied three total points after somehow receiving one second-place vote.

Looking at the votes, Wall had the third must of "snubbed" players. He finished 11th among all rookies with 61 votes - two fewer than Dallas guard Yogi Ferrell, who named the last spot on the All-Rookie Second Team.

There's no off switch for Green - he's the same sort of defender whether it's the first quarter or the closing seconds, like this game-sealing steal against Anthony Davis.

San Antonio's Andre Roberson was also named to the second team.

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