Former NBA Star Who Destroyed a Prime Michael Jordan, Rants on All NBA Defensive Teams for Snubbing Stephen Curry’s Teammate: “Draymond Second Team Is BS”

Published 05/21/2022, 7:30 AM EDT

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The NBA All-Defensive teams have officially been announced, and it doesn’t look good for the Dubs fans. Two of the players on the first team have made it to their 4th straight first-team selection. This year’s teams don’t look much different and haven’t looked for the past 3 to 4 years.

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Teams like the Warriors and Memphis have been phenomenal this season on both the ends of the floor. They also rank top 3 in defensive rating. Despite the Warriors’ defensive heart not making the first team, Grizzlies’ very own rim protector did.

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The All NBA Defensive first team includes Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert, Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Marcus Smart. This is Rudy Gobert’s 6th consecutive first-team selection. Whereas the Greek Freak has made it to the team, for the 4th year in a row.

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Draymond Green, who is the heart and soul of the Warriors’ defense, was selected for the second team. Rex Chapman, a former NBA player, did not approve of this.

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Draymond made the first team last season, though his defensive team record looks quite shaky. From 2015 to 2017, Green made the first team 3 consecutive times. For the past few seasons, he has been going back and forth between the first and second place. The Warriors stood third in the league in defensive rating. Being the most active player on the defensive end, he allowed only 12 points per 100 possessions and grabbed 10 defensive rebounds.

Though his numbers and contribution look fair enough to make it to the first team, unfortunately, he did not. Robert Williams III, who led the team this year in defensive rating, was selected for the second team. Green is alert on defense, and his ability to break the defense and start a transition has helped the Warriors put up 13 points on average.

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Green will definitely make a comeback to the first team soon, but his snub does not mean anything, at least to the team. His contributions have been enough for the Warriors to make it to the playoffs and closing games last-minute games.

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Balraj Singh Babrah

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Balraj Singh Babrah is an NBA writer with EssentiallySports. He has been an NBA fan since 2016, and watching Curry shoot from distance inspired him to play basketball. Additionally, he loves analyzing and predicting games based on stats.
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