Gobert, Simmons highlight NBA All-Defensive teams

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Three-time Defensive Player of the Year winner Rudy Gobert is among the players selected to the NBA's 2020-21 All-Defensive teams, the league announced Monday.

Gobert made the first team, along with Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, Bucks sensation Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Milwaukee guard Jrue Holiday.

First Team Player Career All-Defensive Team selections
F Giannis Antetokounmpo 4
F Draymond Green 6
C Rudy Gobert 5
G Ben Simmons 2
G Jrue Holiday 3

This marks Gobert's fifth consecutive All-Defensive first-team selection. Simmons, who finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting, made his second straight first team. Gobert and Simmons were both unanimous choices, while Green received 80 of 100 possible first-team votes.

The Heat and 76ers both had a pair of players named to the All-Defensive second team, with Miami's Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler and Philadelphia teammates Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle earning the honor.

Kawhi Leonard highlights the second team as a seven-time All-Defense selection.

Second Team Player Career All-Defensive Team selections
F Bam Adebayo 2
F Kawhi Leonard 7
C Joel Embiid 3
G Jimmy Butler 5
G Matisse Thybulle 1
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