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NBA Announces 2016-17 All-Defensive Teams; Aminu, Lillard Receive Votes

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Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu appeared on an NBA All-Defensive team ballot. Surprisingly, teammate Damian Lillard did as well!

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The NBA announced the 2016-17 All-Defensive Teams today. Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors was the top vote-getter, garnering 99 first-team ballots. Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs followed closely with 97 and 93 first-team votes, respectively.

2016-17 NBA All-Defensive First Team
Position | Player, Team | 1st Team Votes | 2nd Team Votes | Total Points
F | Draymond Green, Golden State | 99 | -- | 198
C | Rudy Gobert, Utah | 97 | 2 | 196
F | Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio | 93 | 6 | 192
G | Chris Paul, LA Clippers | 61 | 18 | 140
G | Patrick Beverley, Houston | 38 | 34 | 110

2016-17 NBA All-Defensive Second Team
G | Tony Allen, Memphis | 17 | 46 | 80
G | Danny Green, San Antonio | 21 | 26 | 68
C | Anthony Davis, New Orleans | -- | 58 | 58
F | Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City | 3 | 47 | 53
F | Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee | 7 | 21 | 35

Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu received one second-team vote. Amusingly, he was not the only Blazer appearing on a ballot, as Ben Golliver pointed out:

For those keeping score at home, Lillard ranked No. 392 in Defensive RPM—No. 65 among point guards.