Andre Iguodala named to 2010-11 NBA All-Defensive Second Team - 5/9/2011
Philadelphia, Pa. - May 9, 2011 - The NBA announced the voting results for league's All-Defensive Teams today and Sixers forward Andre Iguodala was named to the Second Team. He becomes the first Sixers player to earn a spot on an All-Defensive Team since Eric Snow was named to the Second Team in 2002-03. Additionally, Jrue Holiday received one vote for All-Defensive Team.
This past season, the Sixers ranked 12th in points allowed and ninth in opponents' field goal percentage after finishing 18th and 22nd in those categories in 2009-10. Philly also ranked sixth in the league in opponents' 3-point percentage this season after finishing last in 2009-10.
With Iguodala in the lineup, the Sixers were 36-31 and allowed 96.9 points on 44.9% shooting from the floor compared to a 5-10 mark in games he missed, in which the opposition averaged 100.1 ppg on 46.4% shooting.
The voting panel consisted of the NBA's 30 head coaches, who were asked to select NBA All-Defensive First and Second Teams by position. Coaches were not permitted to vote for players from their own team. Two points were awarded for a First Team vote and one point was awarded for a Second Team vote.
Below are the results for the 2010-11 NBA All-Defensive Teams balloting:
2010-11 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM
|Center||Dwight Howard, Orlando||27||2||56|
|Guard||Rajon Rondo, Boston||16||7||39|
|Forward||LeBron James, Miami||17||4||38|
|Guard||Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers||13||7||33|
|Forward||Kevin Garnett, Boston||15||3||33|
2010-11 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE SECOND TEAM
|Guard||Tony Allen, Memphis||7||9||23|
|Guard||Chris Paul, New Orleans||6||6||18|
|Center||Tyson Chandler, Dallas||3||11||17|
|Forward||Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia||5||5||15|
|Forward/Center||Joakim Noah, Chicago||3||9||15|
Other players receiving votes, with point totals (First Team votes in parentheses):
Derrick Rose, Chicago, 14 (4); Dwyane Wade, Miami, 13 (3); Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 13 (4); Gerald Wallace, Portland, 11 (1); Grant Hill, Phoenix 11 (4); Luol Deng, Chicago 11 (4); Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 11 (3); Chuck Hayes, Houston, 10 (2); Al Horford, Atlanta 7 (3); Josh Smith, Atlanta, 7 (1); Ron Artest, Los Angeles Lakers, 7 (1); Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 6 (1); Shane Battier, Memphis 5 (2); Thabo Sefolosha, Oklahoma City, 5; Wesley Matthews, Portland 4 (2), Kendrick Perkins, Oklahoma City, 3; Nicolas Batum, Portland, 3; (1); Joe Johnson, Atlanta; 2 (1); Keith Bogans, Chicago 2 (1); Kyle Lowry, Houston, 2; Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers, 2; Luc Mbah a Moute, Milwaukee, 2; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio, 2 (1); Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee, 1; Andrew Bynum, Los Angeles Lakers 1; Arron Afflalo, Denver, 1; Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia 1; Kirk Hinrich, Atlanta 1; Nene, Denver, 1; Ronnie Brewer, Chicago, 1; Shawn Marion, Dallas, 1; Tayshaun Prince, Detroit, 1.