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.
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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.