Published: Fri, June 30, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Clippers' Chris Paul named to NBA All-Defensive First Team

Clippers' Chris Paul named to NBA All-Defensive First Team

Green had the fourth-highest vote tally among players at his position. They also had the season's best pass, according to the fan vote for the NBA's inaugural award show. His defensive win shares, which show the amount of wins Green added because of his defense, was plus-5.4.

Draymond Green posing for a shoe cam. Shorts should be acceptable.

Leonard, who won the award each of the last two years, finished third.

Green wins the award ahead of fellow nominees Rudy Gobert and two time DPOY victor Kawhi Leonard.

The Warriors' 6-foot-7 Swiss Army knife ranked first in steals and 12th in blocks, but his true impact could be seen when digging deeper.

Green is the only guard in the National Basketball Association to have at least 50 steals and 50 blocks in each of the last five seasons.

Utah's George Hill received one second-team vote.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul and Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley were also selected to the honor squad by a 100-member global media panel.

Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans received most second-team votes among frontcourt players with 58.

Gobert becomes the fifth different Jazz player to make First Team and ninth total selection, joining Mark Eaton (three selections), Karl Malone (three selections), E.C. Coleman (one selection) and Andrei Kirilenko (one selection).

The Bucks ended the night with Most Improved Player award going to guard Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Rookie of the Year to Malcolm Brogdon.

The second team was Denver's Jamal Murray, Boston's Jaylen Brown, the Suns' Marquese Chriss, Lakers guard Brandon Ingram and Dallas guard Yogi Ferrell.

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