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The NBA announced All-Defensive teams on Wednesday, and to no surprise the Defensive Player of the Year, San Antonio Spurs Kawhi Leonard, was among the top vote-getters.

Leonard was unanimously selected to the first team, joining Warriors big man Draymond Green, Clippers teammates DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul and Avery Bradley. Green and Leonard all made the first team for the second straight season and this was Paul's fifth straight selection and his sixth overall. This is Bradley's first year being on the first team, and he may have his teammates to thank as they were campaigning for him to be be selected.

The Second Team also has no surprises. The league leader in blocks, Heat center Hassan Whiteside, was selected and he is joined by Hawks forward Paul Millsap, Pacers All-Star Paul George, Grizzlies defensive dynamo Tony Allen and Bulls guard Jimmy Butler.

Allen, who made first team All-Defense a catchphrase this season, didn't seem to like the fact that he received second team honors.

Perhaps the only notable name missing from either team is Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, who was third in block shots and anchored one of the better defenses in the league. Gobert just missed the cut though, receiving 64 total votes and 17 First Team votes.

Here's how the voting went:


Player, Team1st Team2nd TeamTotal
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio130260
Draymond Green, Golden State1235251
DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers4743137
Avery Bradley, Boston6225149
Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers5930148


Player, Team1st Team2nd TeamTotal
Paul Millsap, Atlanta117597
Paul George, Indiana53848
Hassan Whiteside, Miami4438126
Tony Allen, Memphis4433121
Jimmy Butler, Chicago182662
Other players receiving votes, with point totals (First Team votes in parentheses): Rudy Gobert, Utah, 64 (17); Klay Thompson, Golden State, 49 (16); Jae Crowder, Boston, 47 (3); LeBron James, Cleveland, 43 (5); Kyle Lowry, Toronto, 43 (9); Danny Green, San Antonio, 39 (9); Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 35 (12); Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 33 (5); Ricky Rubio, Minnesota, 30 (6); Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Detroit, 27 (3); Anthony Davis, New Orleans, 24 (3); Andre Drummond, Detroit, 14 (5); Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 14 (1); Stephen Curry, Golden State, 13 (3); Andre Iguodala, Golden State, 13 (3); Patrick Beverley, Houston, 11 (1); Al Horford, Atlanta, 7 (1); Marcus Smart, Boston, 7 (2); John Wall, Washington, 6; Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee, 3; Trevor Ariza, Houston, 3; Kent Bazemore, Atlanta, 3; Andrew Bogut, Golden State, 3 (1); DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento, 3 (1); Nicolas Batum, Charlotte, 2; Victor Oladipo, Orlando, 2 (1); LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio, 1; Harrison Barnes, Golden State, 1; Bismack Biyombo, Toronto, 1; Mike Conley, Memphis, 1; Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City, 1; Derrick Favors, Utah, 1; George Hill, Indiana, 1; Wesley Matthews, Dallas, 1; Luc Mbah a Moute, Los Angeles Clippers; Kristaps Porzingis, New York, 1; Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City, 1; Mike Scott, Atlanta, 1; Dwyane Wade, Miami, 1.

Now with the announcement of the All-Defensive teams, the league will likely announce All-NBA teams in the coming days or week.