Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green and Avery Bradley Headline NBA All-Defensive Teams

The ’15-’16 NBA All-Defensive Teams have been announced and there are a few surprises.

Along with Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard, Celtics guard Avery Bradley earned first team honors and effectively bumped Grizzlies guard Tony Allen down to the second team.

DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul and Draymond Green round out the first team.

Tony Allen and Danny Green, who was not named to either team, weighed in via Twitter:

From NBA.com

The NBA All-Defensive First Team also features forward Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors (251 points, 123 First Team votes), center DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers (137 points, 47 First Team votes) and guards Avery Bradley of the Boston Celtics (149 points, 62 First Team votes) and Chris Paul of the Clippers (148 points, 59 First Team votes).


Paul was named to the First Team for the fifth consecutive season and sixth time overall, making him the 12th player all time with at least six career nods. Leonard, Green and Jordan made the First Team for the second straight season, while Bradley earned the honor for the first time.


The NBA All-Defensive Second Team consists of forwards Paul Millsap of the Atlanta Hawks (97 points, 11 First Team votes) and Paul George of the Indiana Pacers (48 points, five First Team votes), center Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat (126 points, 44 First Team votes) and guards Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies (121 points, 44 First Team votes) and Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls (62 points, 18 First Team votes).