Pelicans Press Release

Anthony Davis Named to NBA All-Defensive Second Team

May 20, 2015 

NEW ORLEANS – The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA.

Davis, 6-10, 220, led the league in both blocks per game (2.9) and total blocked shots (200). Additionally, Davis averaged 7.7 defensive rebounds per game, good for seventh highest in the NBA, and 1.5 steals, the sixth highest average among forwards. Davis, who led the team in rebounding in 40 contests this season, now ranks fifth all-time in franchise history (1,891) and became the franchise’s all-time leader in blocked shots on April 4 in a home contest against Detroit. Davis currently stands at 501 blocks for his career.

The number one overall pick out of the University of Kentucky in 2012, Davis is joined on the second team with fellow forward Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs, guards Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls and John Wall of the Washington Wizards, and center Andrew Bogut of the Golden State Warriors. Davis received 47 first team votes (valued at two points) and 61 second team votes (valued at one point) from a panel of 129 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada for a total of 155 points to lead the second team.

Davis becomes the second player in franchise history to receive All-Defensive Team honors, with Chris Paul receiving second team honors in 2008 and first team honors in 2009.


Position Player, Team 1st Team Votes (2PTS) 2nd Team Votes (1PT) Total Points
Forward Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio 116 10 242
Forward Draymond Green, Golden State 107 15 229
Guard Tony Allen, Memphis 88 31 207
Center DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers 84 19 187
Guard Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers 67 36 170


Position Player, Team 1st Team Votes (2PTS) 2nd Team Votes (1PT) Total Points
Forward Anthony Davis, New Orleans 47 61 155
Guard Jimmy Butler, Chicago 44 44 132
Center Andrew Bogut, Golden State 33 36 102
Guard John Wall, Washington 7 53 67
Forward Tim Duncan, San Antonio 5 54 64


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