Warriors Forward Andre Iguodala Earns NBA All-Defensive First Team Honors

Becomes First Warrior Named To All-Defensive First Team Since Nate Thurmond In 1970-71

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has been named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the 2013-14 season, the league announced today. The All-Defensive Team selection is the first for a Warrior since Latrell Sprewell was named to the Second Team in 1993-94 and marks the first time a Warrior has been named to the First Team since Nate Thurmond in 1970-71. It is the second career All-Defensive recognition for Iguodala, who was previously named to the Second Team as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers in 2010-11.

Player Year
Andre Iguodala 2013-14
Nate Thurmond 1970-71
Nate Thurmond 1968-69

Iguodala, 30, appeared in 63 regular-season games (all starts), averaging 9.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.51 steals in 32.4 minutes. In his first season with the Warriors, the 6’6” swingman led the NBA in plus/minus per game, averaging a +9.0 differential while on the court, and ranked tied for eighth in the league with a defensive rating of 96.9 (among qualified players who logged at least 20 minutes per game).

As a team, the Warriors finished third in defensive rating (points allowed per 100 possessions) with a mark of 99.9, trailing only Indiana (96.7) and Chicago (97.8). Golden State held opponents to 43.6 percent from the field (fourth in the NBA) and ranked third in opponent three-point percentage (.344), the club’s best ranking in the category in franchise history. Additionally, the Warriors held the opposition to below 40 percent shooting in 27 games, which was second only to Indiana (30), and held half of their opponents (41) to fewer than 100 points, posting a 35-6 record in those contests.

For the first time this season, complete media voting results for each NBA annual award will be posted on nba.com/official following the announcement of each winner. Below are the results for the 2013-14 NBA All-Defensive Teams balloting. The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP:

2013-14 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM (First Team Votes - 2 points, Second Team Votes - 1 point, Total Points)

Position Player Team 1st Team Votes 2nd Team Votes Total Points
Center Joakim Noah Chicago 105 13 223
Forward Paul George Indiana 65 31 161
Guard Chris Paul LA Clippers 64 28 156
Forward Serge Ibaka Oklahoma City 54 44 152
Grd/Fwd Andre Iguodala Golden State 57 34 148


Position Player Team 1st Team Votes 2nd Team Votes Total Points
Forward LeBron James Miami 57 20 134
Guard Patrick Beverley Houston 44 24 112
Guard Jimmy Butler Chicago 29 45 103
Forward Kawhi Leonard San Antonio 16 57 89
Center Roy Hibbert Indiana 15 46 76

Other players receiving votes, with point totals (First Team votes in parentheses): DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers 63 (14); Anthony Davis, New Orleans, 62 (18); Tony Allen, Memphis, 60 (17); Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 45 (12); Dwight Howard, Houston, 26 (6); Taj Gibson, Chicago, 21 (2); Mike Conley, Memphis, 21 (5); Ricky Rubio, Minnesota, 19 (5); Lance Stephenson, Indiana, 14 (3); P.J. Tucker, Phoenix, 13 (2); Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City, 10 (2); Kyle Lowry, Toronto, 10 (3); Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix, 9 (1); Marc Gasol, Memphis, 8; John Wall, Washington, 8 (1); Thabo Sefolosha, Oklahoma City, 8 (1); Kirk Hinrich, Chicago, 7 (2); Trevor Ariza, Washington, 5 (2); Avery Bradley, Boston, 5 (1); Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 5 (1); Klay Thompson, Golden State, 5; Andrew Bogut, Golden State, 4; Chris Bosh, Miami, 4 (1); Luol Deng, Cleveland, 4 (1); Wesley Matthews, Portland, 4 (1); Tony Parker, San Antonio, 4 (1); Nicolas Batum, Portland, 3 (1); Stephen Curry, Golden State, 3 (1); Danny Green, San Antonio, 3 (1); Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte, 3; Shaun Livingston, Brooklyn, 3 (1); Victor Oladipo, Orlando, 3 (1); DeMarre Carroll, Atlanta, 2; Matt Barnes, L.A. Clippers, 2 (1); James Harden, Houston, 2; George Hill, Indiana, 2; Jeff Teague, Atlanta, 2; Dwyane Wade, Miami, 2 (1); Kemba Walker, Charlotte, 2; David West, Indiana, 2; Arron Afflalo, Orlando, 1; Corey Brewer, Minnesota, 1; Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia,1; Darren Collison, L.A. Clippers, 1; DeMar DeRozan, Toronto, 1; Andre Drummond, Detroit, 1; Monta Ellis, Dallas, 1; Danny Granger, L.A. Clippers, 1; Draymond Green, Golden State, 1; Reggie Jackson, Oklahoma City, 1; David Lee, Golden State, 1; Paul Millsap, Atlanta, 1; Rajon Rondo, Boston, 1.

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