Rudy Golbert finished with 97 of a possible 100 1st team votes as he headlines the 2018-2019 All NBA Defensive Team. The two teams were announced by the NBA on Wednesday Afternoon. Defensive Player of the Year Finalists Giannis Antetokounumpo and Paul George joined Rudy on the 1st team at the Forward spots.
This is Gobert’s 3rd time being voted all-NBA Defensive 1st team. For George it is his 2nd time on 1st team and his 4th time overall. Giannis has now been voted on all-NBA Defensive team for the the second time and with this year being his 1st time on the 1st team.
Boston’s Marcus Smart and Milwaukee’s Eric Bledsoe join the trio in the back-court. For Smart and Bledsoe, this is their 1st time being voted to the all-NBA defensive team.
The final voting for both teams are below: