New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Spurs forward and Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard received 116 first-team votes to headline the NBA's 2014-15 All-Defensive team announced on Wednesday.
Leonard led the league with 2.3 steals per game and was a key player in San Antonio's stout defense that allowed just 97 points per game, third best in the league. This is his first selection to the First Team.
Joining Leonard are Warriors forward Draymond Green, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, Clippers guard Chris Paul, and Grizzlies guard Tony Allen. Green finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting, and Allen earned his third First Team honors with over two steals per game. Jordan led the league with 10.1 defensive rebounds per game and was fourth in blocks while Paul was fifth in steals with 1.9 per game.
The Second Team includes Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, Warriors center Andrew Bogut, Wizards guard John Wall, and Spurs forward Tim Duncan.
The 2013-14 Defensive Player of the Year, Joakim Noah, received just six votes.