Giannis Antetokounmpo leads 2019-20 All-Defensive Team selections
The 2019-20 NBA All-Defensive teams have been announced, led by the 2020 Defensive Player of the Year, Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Meanwhile, the second team is Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat), Patrick Beverley (Los Angeles Clippers), Eric Bledsoe (Bucks), Kawhi Leonard (Clippers) and Brook Lopez (Bucks), per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
2019-2020 NBA All-Defensive teams:
First team: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, Rudy Gobert, Marcus Smart, Ben Simmons
Second team: Bam Adebayo, Patrick Beverley, Eric Bledsoe, Kawhi Leonard, Brook Lopez
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 8, 2020
Gobert won the 2018 and 2019 NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards, but Antetokounmpo won it this season over the Stifle Tower and Davis.
Giannis is also expected to win the 2020 NBA MVP award, capping off a historic season for the Greek Freak. Only Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and Houston Rockets icon Hakeem Olajuwon have won the MVP and DPOY in the same season, so Giannis will be joining that elite company soon.
The Bucks had an elite defense during the 2019-20 regular season, so it’s not surprising to see Giannis, Bledsoe and Lopez on the All-Defensive teams.
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