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Klay, Draymond named to NBA All-Defensive Team


© Cary Edmondson | 2019 May 14


Draymond Green and Klay Thompson have been selected to the 2018-19 NBA All-Defensive Second Team, the league announced on Wednesday. Amazingly this is the first ever All-Defensive selection for Thompson in his eight NBA seasons. This is Green’s fifth selection, and second consecutive on the second team. He was a first-team selection from 2015-2017, and was named as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2017.

This is the sixth consecutive season that the Warriors have had at least one representative on the All-Defensive teams. Andrew Bogut was selected to the second team in 2014-15, while Andre Iguodala was selected to the first team in 2013-14.

The Warriors have been a top 10 defensive team with regards to efficiency in every season since 2013-14. The Warriors’ 10th place finish in 2018-19 is their lowest ranking during that span. The Warriors finished in the top four from 2013-2017.

 

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