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Like most awards, the NBA made some tweaks to the All-Defense structure this season. First, the NBA's new 65-game minimum for most awards does apply to All-Defense, so every player chosen must have participated in at least 65 games (or meet the league's specific exception criteria). Second, and perhaps most notably, positional requirements were thrown out this season. In the past, two guards, two forwards and a center were chosen for each team. This season, voters were free to choose any 10 players they wished. With that in mind, here are this season's All-Defense first-team selections:


Rudy Gobert


Victor Wembanyama


Bam Adebayo


Herb Jones


Anthony Davis


And here is the second-team selections:


Alex Caruso


Jalen Suggs


Derrick White


Jaden McDaniels


Jrue Holiday


Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert leads the way here having earned his seventh selection. That puts him in a tie with Kawhi Leonard for the third most among active players, trailing Draymond Green (eight) and Chris Paul (nine). On the other end of the experience spectrum was Defensive Player of the Year runner-up Victor Wembanyama, who just became the first rookie in NBA history to make the All-Defensive first team. He appeared on 86 first-team ballots and 12 second-team ballots. Another Spurs great, Tim Duncan, made the second team as a rookie in the 1997-98 campaign. 

Thunder's Luguentz Dort just missed a second-team selection -- by a mere two points -- while his teammate Chet Holmgren, another rookie, finished 13th overall in the voting. Clippers star Kawhi Leonard was 12th in the voting, while Jarrett AllenShai Gilgeous-Alexander, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope were all in the mix.

Here's a breakdown of the complete voting results, announced by the NBA.