The NBA today announced the All-Defensive Teams for the 2019-20 season. The first team is headlined by the recently named Defensive Player of the Year Giannis Antetokounmpo, alongside Anthony Davis who finished second. Rudy Gobert picks up his fourth consecutive All-Defensive First Team nod, while Marcus Smart has been selected to the First Team for the second season in a row.
The second team consists of the Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, the Bucks’ Brook Lopez, Bam Adebayo of the Heat; the Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, LA Clippers; and Eric Bledsoe of the Bucks.
The Bucks become the first team to have three players named to the All-Defensive teams since the Memphis Grizzlies did it in 2012-13. The NBA All-Defensive Teams were selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. Players were awarded two points for each First Team vote and one point for each Second Team vote.