Rajon Rondo and Gerald Wallace make their First Team debut (this is actually Wallace’s first All-Defensive Team selection). Disappointing vote total for Kobe, who finished second just last season. KB’s First Team votes dropped by 11, and eight coaches didn’t find him worthy of even a Second Team honor. (As always, two points were awarded for a First Team vote and one point was awarded for a Second Team vote.)

’09-10 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM
Player First Second Points
Dwight Howard 28 1 57
Rajon Rondo 23 4 50
LeBron James 20 5 45
Kobe Bryant 13 8 34
Gerald Wallace 11 8 30
’09-10 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE SECOND TEAM
Tim Duncan 8 5 21
Dwyane Wade 8 4 20
Josh Smith 6 8 20
Anderson Varejao 2 11 15
Thabo Sefolosha 3 8 14
Other notables, with point totals (First Team votes in parentheses): Jason Kidd, 12 (4); Marcus Camby, 12 (1); Ron Artest, 11 (3); Deron Williams, 10, (2); Kirk Hinrich, 9 (1); Andrew Bogut, 8; Luc Mbah a Moute, 8 (1)