The Celtics’ Marcus Smart NBA led the all-defensive first team

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Marcus Smart # 36 of the Boston Celtics. Maddie Meyer / Getty Images / AFP

NBA Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart was the almost unanimous choice for the league’s all-defensive first team.

According to the ballot results released Friday, the Boston Celtics Guard received 99 first-team votes from a pool of 100 sports writers and broadcasters.

The smart first team consisted of Phoenix Suns Guard Mikal Bridges (95 first-local votes), Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert (6), Milwaukee boxing forward Giannis Antetokunmpo (63) and Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (5).

Gobert was selected to the top defensive team for the sixth time, while Antetokunampo was selected in the second team as well as his fourth first team. The three-time member of the Smart Defensive First Team, while Bridges and Jackson were honored for the first time.

The all-defensive second team includes Miami hit forward Bam Adebayo (third-team selection), Golden State Warriors forward Drymond Green (third-team selection in addition to four first-team honors), and box guard Jaru Holiday (second-second) – two firsts. -Team honors team selection), Philadelphia 76ers guard Mattis Thaibul (second second-team selection) and Celtic center Robert Williams III (first appearance on an all-defensive team).

The players who finished just below the voting honorees are Toronto Raptors guard Fred Van Vlit, San Antonio Spurs ‘Dijont Murray and Phoenix Sons’ Chris Paul; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Evan Mobley, Herbert Jones of the New Orleans Pelicans and Dorian Finney-Smith of the Dallas Mavericks; And the center of the 76ers is Joel MBD.

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