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Anthony Davis Named to 2016-17 NBA All-Defensive Second Team
Receives the Recognition for the Second Time in His Career
June 26, 2017
NEW ORLEANS – The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis has been named to the 2016-17 NBA All-Defensive Second Team. The distinction is the second in Davis’ five years in the NBA.
Davis, 6-10, 252, finished the season ranked second in the NBA in blocks per game (2.2), and seventh in rebounds per game (11.8 – a career-high), to go along with 1.3 steals per game. Davis recorded four or more blocks 17 times this season, including four games with five blocks and two games with a season-high six; 52 games with double-digit rebounds, including three with 20-plus; and ten games with three-plus steals, including a season-high five on opening night against Denver on October 26. In the 75 games during the 2016-17 season in which he appeared, Davis led the Pelicans in blocks 57 times, rebounds 50 times and steals on 25 occasions.
The 2017 NBA All-Star Game MVP, Davis is joined on the second team with forwards Andre Roberson of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, and guards Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies and Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs.
Players were awarded two points for each First Team vote and one point for each Second Team vote. Voters were asked to select two guards, two forwards and one center for each team, choosing players at the position they play regularly. Players who received votes at multiple positions were slotted at the position where they received the most votes.
Davis was previously selected to the All-Defensive Second Team following the 2014-15 season, and becomes the second player in franchise history to earn multiple All-Defensive Second team honors, joining Chris Paul (Second Team 2007-08; First Team 2008-09).
Below are the voting results for the 2016-17 NBA All-Defensive Teams. The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.