May 23, 2018, 2:29 pmVictor OladipoG, Indiana Pacers
Victor Oladipo, Jrue Holiday, Robert Covington, Anthony Davis and Rudy Gobert made All-NBA First Team Defense.
The second team consisted of Joel Embiid, Draymond Green, Al Horford, DeJounte Murray and Jimmy Butler. Oladipo led the NBA with 2.4 steals per game and Anthony Davis with 2.6 blocks. Chris Paul and Paul George were the two highest vote getters that didn't make either team. This is a regular season award otherwise Covington may have been left out after his poor performance in the playoffs. Davis and Holiday earned their spots in second half of the season when the Pelicans defensive efficiency jumped from 18th to fifth.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter