NBA announced the All-Defensive Team for the 2021-22 season

NBA announced the All-Defensive Team for the 2021-22 season

The NBA announced this Friday the Ideal Defensive Team for the 2021-22 league season.

New Boston Celtics Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart is joined in the All-Star Five by Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and Memphis Grizzlies intern Jaren Jackson Jr.

This marks Smart’s third appearance in the ideal team in four seasons, collecting 99 of the 100 first-team votes. Gobert has made six consecutive first-team selections. Antetokounmpo, the 2020 Defensive Player of the Year, has been selected to the first team four straight seasons and in Bridges’ case it was his first appearance.

The NBA also revealed the Best All-Defensive Second Team for the current season of the best basketball in the world.

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